Learning about the Accordion.

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by Alisha Yesterday Sarah-Lu joined us at circle with her accordion. She taught us some songs and let everyone have a turn to press the keys and the base notes. We learned about where the sound comes out and about her bellows, which are like her lungs. We look forward to learning about other instruments and tools during Parent Talent … Read More

Snowy Smiles!

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By Nora The snow is providing us with new terrain to teach and play in. Tuesday brought lots of smiles and excitement for our first significant snowfall. Thursday brought more excited energy post-Snow Day! They spent all morning making art with snow, tasting it, touching it, laying in it, and feeling delighted in general in all that the snow brings.

The Spider Project

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By Jackie I would say one of the favorite of ours is definitely  the itsy bitsy spider.  It is such a fun song where the lyrics are easy to remember and you get to hand gestures to go with the singing. We also have many books about spider in Elm House library. As we were playing with play dough this Tuesday, one … Read More

Cooking (and Crafting!) For Others, Part II

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By Nora This week we have been talking a lot about LOVE. Between notes from the *secret* admirer, being detectives to find the secret admirer, hanging love letters around the neighborhood, sharing what we think love is, and sending Valentine’s to our families, we have done a lot on the topic. On the eve of Valentine’s Day I came to … Read More

Signs of Spring

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We have been looking out for signs of spring sneaking up on us. On walks, in the commons and even inside our classroom… the signs are everywhere! What signs of spring have you seen??  

PaJaMa RaMa!

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by Katee The much anticipated Pajama Day has been an exciting success today.  The children entered a darkened classroom set up with little places to hide, a place to cozy up by a little fireplace, and lots of room to show their stuffies around with flashlights.  We read stories, played games, made shadow puppet shows, and sang lots of lullabies.  … Read More

What colors are your eyes?

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By Jackie Friends in Elm House has been noticing each other’s eye colors for a while, they would looked at each other’s eyes and called out the colors they saw. This Tuesday, me and the second group of after-nap children gathered in the studio around the table and took turns looking into our eyes and identified our eye colors. This … Read More

In my heart!

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by Alisha Today all the children were ready to tell Heidi about our secret admirer and about how much love we have in our classroom. This lead to Heidi singing this song with us!