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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
by Alisha For Heidi’s past couple of visits we have been learning a complicated music movement game. First we get into a circle and pick one person to be the “weary traveler”. Then we softly jingle our bells and shakers into the middle while the traveler walks around the outside of the circle. Then when the song says “blowing” we … Read More