Flashlights and tunnels

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by Mage In continuation of our light studies, the children are now using flashlights in the basement. I brought out the tunnel as well, as I wondered if there would be interesting interactions between children using the flashlights. Here are some photos of what that activity looked like.


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by Mage “I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.” -Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis Transformation is a big idea which the children at Elm house have been exploring for the past few months, and it’s something I’ve been reflecting on often while designing curriculum.   Most of you … Read More

“Can you hold the light?”

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by Mage This wednesday at Elm House we were fortunate to have Kate visit us with a special star light projector from home. After our afternoon snack, the Seeds and Sprouts went down to the basement, where Kate set up the projector. Our basement ceiling was lit up with beautiful celestial blue clouds, and undulating green stars. When the projector … Read More

My new hat

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by Mage This morning the children tested their theories with a little “wacky” activity. In the basement, we have an assortment of bags and purses for the children to play with. I put a bag on my head, turned to Hannah and said, “Have you seen my new hat?” Hannah looked at me and grinned. She pointed at my head and … Read More