Painting Rocks

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by Megan It’s finally, really truly spring and we are back outside for longer amounts of explore time! While outside time is of course for running, jumping, climbing, rolling and generally getting to explore our backyard-we all sometimes need a break from the big body physical work that we practice outside. This is where rock painting comes in. Our rock … Read More

“Friends Help”

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The Nestlings and I are in the cubby room. We have just come inside and are taking off our gear so that we can go downstairs for lunch. This is always a busy bustling time as we are trying to move quickly to make room for the next cohort who will need to take off their shoes/sweaters. I take a … Read More

Planting Party!

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By Lauren A big THANK YOU to all our families who joined us for our planting party this past Saturday. What started as a dreary wet morning turned into a beautiful day of community! We planted petunias, rainbow chard, more kale and many other goodies in our gardens. We also cleared out dead plants, did some raking and cleaned out … Read More

Respect your toddler

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By I At RIE we show respect, for example, by not picking up an infant without telling them beforehand, by talking directly to them and not over them, and by waiting for the child’s response. Such respectful attitudes help to develop an authentic child. Trust in the infants competence We have basic trust in the infant…because of this trust, we … Read More

Music at Elm House

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  By Lauren: “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” -Plato Music is a permeating part of every culture. At Elm House, music echoes through our halls. From Wednesday morning music classes with Heidi to teachers singing merry tunes, … Read More

Not a single moment was wasted.

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By Bee The morning air feels still and thick. The birds are quiet and I can’t hear any cars. The children move through the yard slowly, each meandering towards a different corner. I notice wet chalk by the stumps and wonder if the children will use it to create paint. MC calls me over to one of our gardens. He … Read More

Ocean Theme Emerging

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By Lauren: On Monday morning I walked into the sounds of whales coming from the Elm Room. Megan is absorbed in some ocean play with the children. Children sit in contemplation as the sounds of whales emerge from Megan’s phone.

Why we are boycotting Dr. Seuss

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By Mage In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist. -Angela Davis Last week during one of the planning periods that we have together, Bee was telling me and Megan about how she had been reading on the author and artist Theodor Giesel, aka Dr. Seuss, and his early racist literature. She showed … Read More