Trash Walks

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By Nora The children have been really passionate lately about keeping the neighborhood litter-free. Last month, the topic of “marine debris” came up, and the children were appalled to learn that there is trash in the ocean that can hurt animals. We have been talking about what we can do in our own lives to keep trash out of the … Read More

The Gift of Song

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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

The Nest

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by Alisha At parent night, Debbie Baxter came to tell us all about her project, The Nest Project . This week Debbie has been busy at work creating a nest in our commons. We have been watching and helping a bit as the nest takes its beautiful form. It has been a test of everyone’s patience not to jump right in. … Read More

Furry Friend Visitor

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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

Celebrating Cake!

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Today MH’s mom, Brigit, came to show us something very dear to her heart and family: cake decorating! She told us about all of her different piping bags that make frosting come out in different shapes. She also shared that in her family, they  like to make a cake to celebrate different things. Brigit made a big banana bread cake … Read More

Scenes from a sunny morning

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By Nora Today we have been blessed with what is arguably the best weather since last summer. It is making us all smile and want to be outside all day. We have spent very little time indoors today, and even brought one of our inside activities (dress-up) outside this morning!

shadows and light

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By Jackie Inspired by a lot of the projector/flash lights work by other Elm House teachers, I thought I explore shadows with our Elm House friends. I started  pointing out shadows to them when we have those golden sunny days. Once in the backyard, after I introduced his shadow to him, ZP started saying hi to his shadow, saying:”Hi Z’s … Read More

Photo Booth Dress Up!

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by Alisha This morning we brought out a huge bin of dress up clothes for the children to explore. I was wishing we had a full length mirror until I remembered we have a photo booth on our laptop!! We set up a little table and showed the children how to take photos on a 3 second timer. We also … Read More