We have been looking out for signs of spring sneaking up on us. On walks, in the commons and even inside our classroom… the signs are everywhere! What signs of spring have you seen??
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 Katee I have been in bed much of this week, nursing a cold, reading, and maybe eating some Halloween candy. I read an article that I wanted to share with everyone about risky play and ‘Adventure Playgrounds’. The article by Hanna Rosin at The Atlantic is titled , The Overprotected Kid. Well the article is quite lengthy and I … Read More
by Alisha At circle this morning, Katee and I read a book called “What Can You Do With a Paleta?” by Carmen Tafolla. I read the English words and Katee read the same words in Spanish. The book is written from the perspective of a small child. She tells us all about the sounds, smells and colors of her neighborhood. The … Read More
These past couple of weeks we have been enjoying the summer-like weather in the shade of our Tulip, Oak, Chestnut and Apple trees. Thank you trees for giving us a cool place to explore and play! We love you!
by Alisha “This is our family!”
by Alisha Around this time of the year, we love to study flowers. The past couple of weeks we have had small appointments for flower drawing. During these appointments we asked the children to look closely at the flowers in front of them. What details can you find in the flower? We encourage them to spend time really looking. So far they have … Read More
…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 … Read More
by Alisha We have had soooo much rain lately and also lotssss of energy. This combinations means that we have been spending a lot of time outside in the mud and rain. Some children prefer to stay dry behind the elephant wall, while others go straight for the rain and mud.
by Alisha With spring on its way, we wanted to start paying close attention to the signs of flowers in our commons. So far the crocus flowers have bloomed in the empty lot behind the elephant wall and the camellia and hellebore flowers have budded and are in bloom. This morning we read a book called “Parts of a Flower.” We discussed the … Read More