Blankets and light projector

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by Mage One of the benefits of having older children visit the Nest in the mornings is that they really scaffold a lot of learning for the younger children. One example that comes to mind is that whenever BS is with the younger group, at nap time he lays down quietly and puts himself to sleep. The younger children, who … Read More

Talent Week

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By Amber This week is Talent Week! We will be having some parent visitors sharing their own special talents! Katee opened up circle this morning by asking the children what they thought “talent” meant. LG: Um, if you find something that you think a kid would like and you show it to them and they get really excited to play … Read More

More bathroom self-care

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by Mage The youngest group of children have always done a lot of self-care in the bathroom, and lately that self-care has gone even further. It’s pretty impressive for children who are still under the age of two by several months. These children have always done standing diaper changes at school. Sometimes they would assist with pulling their pants down/up … Read More

Wishing Caroline Well

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By Katee Today we said farewell to a special friend- Caroline.  The children worked together to make her a card yesterday- painted in watercolor, and filled with wishes.  We talked about what it feels like to move to a new place or new house, and how it feels to leave a familiar home.  The children shared stories of moving and … Read More

Learning about the Accordion.

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by Alisha Yesterday Sarah-Lu joined us at circle with her accordion. She taught us some songs and let everyone have a turn to press the keys and the base notes. We learned about where the sound comes out and about her bellows, which are like her lungs. We look forward to learning about other instruments and tools during Parent Talent … Read More

Guess that smell!

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by Alisha Today we tested our sense of smell. I put different scents in jars wrapped in paper and covered with a mesh top. I used scents that have fairly strong smells. There was ketchup, banana, sunbutter and the soap we use in the bathroom. The soap was the hardest thing to guess and the sunbutter was mistaken for peanut … Read More

Using our senses

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By Amber Lately we have been talking to the children about our different senses. We talked about all the different parts of our faces during circle. The anatomy of our faces was woven into doing clay self portraits as well as talking about the different senses. How do we recognize our friends and family? The children knew they could recognize … Read More

Snowy Smiles!

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By Nora The snow is providing us with new terrain to teach and play in. Tuesday brought lots of smiles and excitement for our first significant snowfall. Thursday brought more excited energy post-Snow Day! They spent all morning making art with snow, tasting it, touching it, laying in it, and feeling delighted in general in all that the snow brings.

A trip to The Wonder of Learning exhibit

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by Mage Last Saturday I took a trip to Seattle to visit The Wonder of Learning exhibit, hosted by Reggio Children. You can read more about where to find the exhibit, as well as information on the displays, here. Photographing the exhibit panels was not allowed; however, I was allowed to photograph the mini-atelier spaces which were set up around the … Read More