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Is it summer yet?

by Katee

Played outside all morning today! The children played games, splashed in the water table, built in the sandbox, hung out in the hammock, rode bikes, visited with the rabbits, and drew many many tattoos on each other.  After reading the book, “Mama Is It Summer Yet?”, the children were pretty convinced that that’s where were at today.

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Marble Painting

By Katee

Many children started their day today gathered around a fun painting provocation.  We dipped marbles in a variety of paint colors, dropped them in a box with a sheet of strong paper, closed it up, and shooooooooook!

The box was wide enough that it called the children to move their entire bodies as they shook it vigorously.  The children watching all shook their bodies along with the active painter singing, “Shake, shake, what’s it gonna make? Shake, shake, what’s it gonna make?!”. Continue reading

“Everything feels different today…

…because it’s sunny!” – KP

By Katee

And today was very different than the past few months have been.  The air is warm, the sun is out, and we are more than ready to embrace it!  We have been outside the whole day, except for lunch and rest time.  The children mobbed the cubby room this morning when we asked who’d like to play outside and while they were waiting on the patio to run free, told me it must be spring!

ER- “I see spring outside!”
Katee- “Where do you see it?”
Many children point in every direction.
Katee- “What does spring sound like?”
Unknown – “It sounds like windchimes!”
Katee – “Can you smell spring? What does spring smell like?”
Many- “FLOWERS!”
AS- “And sunshine, and honey, and love!”

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Sunny Smiles

By Katee

Sunny February weather brings smiling children at play.

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For fighting fires

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Our First Ever Bike Field Trip

By Laura

Today a group of parents, teachers and graduates biked to the plant nursery where we were met by other graduates and their families. We gathered plants for our pollinator garden and brought them back to The Commons.

(p. s. We missed you LDB! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!)