Late Start Staff Meeting

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by Katee We held our first all-staff meeting this morning. Having a late start to our Wednesdays allows for our two-campus school to get together in one place at one time to discuss larger themes, lenses, and focuses of our entire school.  This meeting was focused on gender and how to approach this topic in early childhood.  The gender spectrum … Read More

Where Will We Be?

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by Katee Alisha held a circle yesterday to talk to the children about the future.  So many different feelings come from looking toward the future.   The future can often feel scary and unsure because it is hard to imagine.  Change can often feel scary because it seems like your world is unstable in a way, and that you’ll have to … Read More

Momma Midwife

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By: Katee Last Tuesday we welcomed two very special guests to our morning circle.  Not only are these people parents in our Tulip Tree community, they are also a doula and a midwife, and they are also both expecting to give birth in a few weeks.  We are welcoming 3 new babies in our community this spring and there has … Read More

Who Were the Witches?

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By Katee I’ve introduced the children to a song over the past couple weeks about witches.  It is not a scary song, and no one has green skin or warts, traveling about on a broom.  The song is called, “The Witch Song” by Bonnie Lockheart, and it is a song about historical witches. Here is a clip of the children … Read More

See, Think, Wonder

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By Katee This week we looked at a photo and asked three questions:   What do you see?   What do you think ? What does it make you wonder?   I learned about this thinking routine through Harvard’s Project Zero, that works to promote visible thinking in the classroom.  This exercise helps children develop a framework for their thoughts … Read More