Piggy Buckets

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By Amber Last week a few of our TT friends helped me make signs for a new project we are calling the Piggy Bucket.  What do pigs eat? The children looked at a picture of a piglet and guessed grass and plants. Pigs will eat almost anything. They use their noses to dig around in the earth to eat all … Read More

Stories to Tell by Flashlight

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by Katee This afternoon we had a power outage.  Luckily the pizza had already come out of the oven, and luckily we had flashlights and ceiling hooks, and luckily the kids really wanted to have a flashlight dance party anyways! We also took this opportunity to tell some spooky stories.  I had already introduced some of the children to a … Read More

A little zombie, a few ghosts and a bunny

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The past couple of weeks, we have been reading, singing and talking about all things October. Changing leaves and Halloween have been on our minds. We have noticed that lately the children’s stories have become a bit more spooky than usual! ‘Tis the season! Here are some from yesterday-        

Spicy Work

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by Alisha Yesterday we had our first Spicy Work of the year and woah! It was spicy! Spicy Work is a classroom tool we use to nudge connection between children (sometimes those who do not typically play together), to support the use of conflict resolution and negotiation skills, and to provide structured time for dyad (or triad if we have odd … Read More

LD and EP turn 4!

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By Amber We had two friends turn 4 since school started this year. First was LD in the beginning of September and now EP in the beginning of October. At TT we have a birthday tradition of inviting our children’s family to the child’s birthday circle celebration. The child is invited to bring a special item to school to show … Read More

Behind the Camera

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by Katee We take a lot of pictures at school.  Children are so used to being the subject of photographs and usually only rarely get an opportunity to be the photographer themselves.  As much as we’d love to let the children take photos all the time, cameras are a delicate tool and we have gone through a few cameras over … Read More

Face Paint Transformation

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by Alisha Last week we were very focused on drawing our own faces on paper and this week we have been drawing on our own faces! Whether we are using it to transform into a “Tiger-Dragon” or to enjoy the sensory experience of drawing on our own skin, face paint is super fun. The past couple of days we have … Read More

Two Eyes, a Nose and a Mouth

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by Alisha We have been working on our drawing self portraits. This is a project we do twice each year. Once at the beginning of the year, and once at the end, along with many other portrait projects in between. We talk about the shape of our facial features and look closely to notice small details we may have not … Read More

Supporting Rough Play

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by Katee It is a topic that we address each year, and each year is so important to address. Rough play, horseplay, roughhousing – it’s something all little animals do as a part of their development and human children are no exception.  Children learn physical skills from this play including controlling muscle movements, they learn social and emotional skills including … Read More