by katee Sometimes, on special occasion, I like to write songs with the children. I’ve learned that the process has to be somewhat swift or it all falls apart and they don’t really have fun with it any longer. I usually give the children a topic and we just throw out ideas, and knowledge, and feelings that swirl around that … Read More
by Katee We had a very special guest come to our classroom last week. It wasn’t anyone’s parent with a special talent this time- it was a puppy! Alisha has a close friend with a sweet 3 month old Australian shepherd named Frankie, and asked if they could come for a visit sometime. They came and sat at circle with … Read More
By Katee Today Heidi came after a hiatus last week with our Wednesday late start. She began with the usual greeting song the children all know and love so well and then went into “blow the balloon”. In this little ditty you blow the balloon (and blow and blow and blow and blow and blow) until it pops … Read More
By Laurie This Autumn we were noticing some of the storytelling our children were doing around rainbows, what color is, the nature of light (is it alive? what creates light and shadow? what is in me, and outside of me?) and where rainbows come from. I’ve been interested in keeping that spirit of inquiry going, and listening for what stories … Read More
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
Preschool dramatic play about family and celebrations.
Preschoolers play, build and draw personal action figures.
Establishing circle time expectations with preschoolers.
When we visit the creatures around us again and again, we come to know them as friends, to know their idiosyncrasies, their habits, their lives. And we see them, and their home, entwined with ours. We become intimate.
by Sarah Lu Laura has been helping us all to remember the diversity that lies within our community here at Tulip Tree. Finding diversity inside of any community takes investigation, and a commitment to really seeing each other, hearing about each others’ worlds, and being open to difference. When we start talking about our community with children, we begin with … Read More