by Katee We take a lot of pictures at school. Children are so used to being the subject of photographs and usually only rarely get an opportunity to be the photographer themselves. As much as we’d love to let the children take photos all the time, cameras are a delicate tool and we have gone through a few cameras over … Read More
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
by Katee When exploring the Remida center during our Tuesday field trip last week, many of the children had two favorite things they got to d0- ride the bus, and play with the ‘tiny realms’. They had set out small divided scenes filled with tiny things for the children to play in. There was a box filled with soil, sticks … Read More
By Katee This morning a child ascended down the stairs with a bundle of fresh tulips and a huge proud smile across their face. I was reminded again what an amazing feeling it is to present a beautiful gift, and how magnified that feeling must be for children. Flowers, so beautiful and yet fleeting, have been filling our world lately … Read More
By Katee Back by popular demand- BS Mom and LD Mom came today to give another presentation about midwifery, doulas, and growing babies. So many of the children who had the chance to be at school last Tuesday were buzzing about the experience and many of the children who were not there felt upset they had missed out. So, these Mommas … Read More
By Katee We wrapped up the week (and the month) with a wonderful Fall Celebration today. We welcomed everyone as we sang a few of our favorite fall songs and then explored with our families. Adults who were able to attend got to be a preschooler for an hour and get their hands into the things we’ve been working with … Read More
By Katee We take so many photos here at school. Some photos you might find on the blog, some on our classroom walls, in our special handmade books, or even in your child’s web album as it develops. I find that even after all this I still want to share more photos with you! So, I’m happy to introduce our … Read More
After a resounding interest in our light projector, we continued our week exploring with light and color. The children shuffled materials into patterns, piles, pictures, and stories on top of the projector, and watched the wall transform along with them. They became a part of the story by standing by the wall and interacting with the shadows of light being … Read More
Preschool field trip to an urban vegetable farm.
Preschool music time.