By Laurie Last week the children had the opportunity to explore ice several days in a row in the sensory bins in the studio. Ice from the ice maker, ice with food coloring, ice with little toys frozen in it: day after day the ice exploration went from one interesting provocation to the next, each building upon the other. Children … Read More
by Katee Today we played in the clay again- during morning free time and also with a small group during choice time. I asked the children to think about anger and construct anger monsters in this new medium. As usual, I started with a small plan and tried to follow the children in their own amazing direction. SM provoked everyone … Read More
By Laurie The stumps in our backyard stump circle, where we often look to find worms in wet weather, are far too heavy for children to lift by themselves. Often our kiddos will ask the help of a teacher to explore the underside of the stumps- where we find slugs, bugs, strange plant life as well as wiggly worms!
by Katee Yesterday some of us ventured out of the gates of school and walked the neighborhood in search of squirrel nests. There is more than one nest visible from our yard and we went exploring to find more. I told them that when all the leaves leave the trees, we can better see the nests the squirrels build- they … 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