Video Projection

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So far this year our studio has seen lots of projection and light work. We have used the overhead projector, flashlights, our light table, some different colored light bulbs that create rainbow shadows and slide projectors. This week we introduced something new! Our studio has been completely transformed by the power of our digital video projector! Yesterday, our studio was … Read More

Playing with Simple Machines

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By Kerry We began talking informally about simple machines when the children were using an assortment of levers to remove some golf tees stuck in a cardboard box. Lately, simple machines are showing up in play more and more often! LG and SM built a lever and tried to launch some balls across the yard then started using it to lift each … Read More

Child’s Eye View

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Today ZP said to Katee, “I want to take a picture of my beautiful self and everyone else.” We used to have digital cameras reserved for children to take photos, but the batteries died and we don’t have the specific chargers needed for them! So Katee told ZP that if she was able to use lots of care and gentleness, … Read More

Feeling Brave Together

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by Katee We have been talking a bit about how fun it can be to be scared sometimes.  The season of ghoulish imagery, mysterious masked people, and shadow is upon us and this can feel frightening sometimes to young children.  We have been talking about how many of these decorations we see are just for fun- the fun and excitement … Read More

In Defense of Magic

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by Katee “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl A funny thing happened last week that’s got me thinking a lot about magic in childhood.  Of course, children see magic everywhere.  … Read More

Self Portrait Time!

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by Alisha This week we have been busy drawing self portraits. This is a project we do at the beginning and end of each year. The children get to be both the subject and artist of their work. The first goal of anti-bias education is “Each child will demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride and positive social identity.” When we see … Read More

“My Face”

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by Alisha One project that we do every year is drawing self portraits. We are drawing our our self portraits this week so we have been talking a lot about the similarities and differences in our faces. We have been using mirrors, markers, pens and our own hands to study our faces. What shape are my eyes? How long is … Read More

What is a shadow?

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      by Katee We have been playing so much with light, shadow, prisms, and color lately that I thought it was time to pose a project-work question to our young colleagues: What is a shadow?  We passed around flashlights to explore while we thought about this phenomenon and a couple children shared their observations and theories with the group. … Read More

What happened to Nick?

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by Alisha Yesterday something big happened!  Nick is one of our persona dolls that we introduced last week. The children have already made lots of connections with him. Some of the children who were not here yesterday noticed something was different about him right when they walked in this morning. What happened to Nick??? So today at circle we worked together … Read More

The Rainbow Seed

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  by Katee Sometimes project work starts with a big catalyst- moving to a new space, breaking an arm, babies born in the community, etc., but sometimes it starts with something small, something tiny- maybe something that can fit in your cubby when you get to school or even in your pocket to stay with you and jingle it’s reminder … Read More