Blueberry & Raspberry Exploration

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by Megan Our very well cared for gardens have been repaying us with a bounty of flowers, vegetables and fruits. The children have just noticed in the past week that the raspberry bush finally has ripe fruit on it! They have been exploring the bramble, reaching up high, crawling down low-and using some cooperative tactics to pick these beautiful berries. … Read More

Marble Painting

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By Katee Many children started their day today gathered around a fun painting provocation.  We dipped marbles in a variety of paint colors, dropped them in a box with a sheet of strong paper, closed it up, and shooooooooook! The box was wide enough that it called the children to move their entire bodies as they shook it vigorously.  The … 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

“The leaves are yellow by now…”

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by Alisha A few weeks ago at lunch time NCC turned to me and said, “The leaves are turning  yellow by now…” I said, “Ooo, yes, fall is here!” but I was thinking, “Surely the leaves are not yellow yet?…” But sure enough as I drove home that day, I saw many yellow leaves in all the trees.  How could I … Read More

“What Colors Do You See?”

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by Alisha During explore time we had a choice to explore the colors of fallen leaves collected from our commons early this morning. I asked the children, “What colors do you see in these leaves?” Of course red, green, yellow and brown were the first to be mentioned. On closer inspection, children noticed brownish red, dark yellow, orange, dark green, light green … Read More

Tulip Tree

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By Alisha The past few days I have been offering the choice to draw a portrait of the Tulip Tree. We will repeat this project in different seasons to show the magic of how our beautiful tree changes throughout the year.