Supporting Rough Play

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by Katee It is a topic that we address each year, and each year is so important to address. Rough play, horseplay, roughhousing – it’s something all little animals do as a part of their development and human children are no exception.  Children learn physical skills from this play including controlling muscle movements, they learn social and emotional skills including … Read More

“The Library is for everybody, right?” -SH

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By Amber Last week we began our exploration and discussion of disability. Some of the children had already been talking about some of these topics at home and were happy to share their knowledge with us! One afternoon CL and EP took me to their special hospital inside the elephant wall that builds wheelchairs and makes prosthetics for people who … 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

Painting with Consent

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By Katee We practiced asking for consent more today at circle, role playing different scenarios and asking for volunteers to act them out. We practiced asking for a hug, asking to participate in a game, and also saying “stop!” if a hug or a game doesn’t feel comfortable any longer. To further this idea we had a small group appointment … Read More

“Everything feels different today…

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…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

And We Sing in Harmony

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By Katee AS said that “We all sing with the same voice if we keep up with each other” KM said, “I think this song is about being friends.” This morning I had a few children ask me if I went to the Women’s March this weekend.  In the past, I have tried to keep my political views generally out … Read More

the kindness chain

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by: Katee To further our connections with taking care of each other at Tulip Tree Preschool, we started a kindness chain. The chain is made of little strips of paper, each one with a special act of kindness written on it. When one of the children witnesses an act of kindness and caring for another friend at school, they can … Read More

Caring for Eachother

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Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Each Other, and Caring for our Environment. These are the three main agreements of our classroom at Tulip Tree Preschool, and the reasoning behind any of our other agreements.  Last week we thought about how we can take care of our selves.  The children, along with Alisha, collaborated on a list and turned it into … Read More