Taking Care of Alisha

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by Katee As many of you know, Alisha had knee surgery over the winter break following a volleyball injury that happened this fall.  Alisha is back at school although she is still very much healing.  She has tools to help her- a crutch (or crotch, or critch, or grinch, depending on which student you ask), she has ice packs, medicine, … Read More


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by Mage Lately I have noticed that some of the children a very interested in dresses. The children will regularly bring scarves to me and ask me to help them “make a dress,” which essentially means tying the scarf around their chests, with the knot either in front or back, or hanging loose from their necks. I thought that this … Read More

Vengan a Ver Mi Granja

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by Alisha Heidi has been teaching us this a song in Spanish for a few weeks. She even made us drawings to helps us learn the names of each animal! Chicken- /Gallina Little cow- Vaquita Baby pig- Cerdito Sheep- Oveja Little chicks- Pollitos    


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By Amber This morning Katee set up a provocation with our wood nail boards and rubber bands. The children noticed that some of the nails were bent or missing and wanted hammers to fix them up. So for choice time we set up some woodworking. We got hammer, nails, our wooden boards and safety goggles and got to work!

Heidi Time

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We welcomed Heidi again today for our weekly Wednesday special music circle, and the children were so excited to have her back.  We got right into songs she had been teaching us before the break and taught us a new one as well.  The children played instruments, sang, danced, learned some Spanish, and played games with Heidi- all in a … Read More

A Fizzy Reaction

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by Mage Continuing to explore the theme of transformation, this week I introduced the baking soda and vinegar reaction to the children in the Nest.

We wish you well, AD!

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By Amber This morning we had a very special circle with AD and his mom, Kelly. This is AD’s last week at Tulip Tree before he moves to Guatemala for three months! We had a Goodbye Circle this morning to give the children a chance to say farewell to their friend and hear about where he will be going and … Read More

Finding The Golden Ratio

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by Katee While at the art store gathering supplies this week, I spotted an amazing little connection to our classroom- a golden ratio finder!  Of course I had to get that for our classroom.  But then I wondered how exactly I was going to try to explain the Fibonacci Sequence in extreme brevity to young children.  The children had seen … Read More

Cornstarch and water activity

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by Mage Some of you might not know this, but on Friday afternoons I work late, and during that time I get to spend a few hours with some of the older children. This is a time that I really look forward to, and I try to offer interesting activities during this time so that I can get really engaged … Read More