By Bee Monday afternoon I added some new documentation to the Sprout room. Photos of scrub jays were added below our observation window. A calendar of pictures displaying the childrens growth since the beginning of school is now on display in the corner. Many of the ASL signs we use in class are now pictured above the baseboards. Why? Why … Read More
I’m pausing this week and taking a moment to observe all of the joy and happiness I see on the little faces of the Elm kids every day. I was scrolling through some pictures taken in the last few weeks. So many smiles, laughs, silly and sweet moments are happening all of the time. It can be easy to forget as … Read More
By Mage This transitional period between winter and spring has been a fascinating time to explore nature with the children. Recently when we went to the tennis courts and the rain began to pour down right after we arrived, worms came out of the surrounding muddy fields, and slithered onto the tennis courts. The children were very interested in the … Read More
By Bee Last week I arrived to work wearing a new necklace. My friend, Luca, immediately noticed and began touching it. I attempted, and failed, to properly document this moment. Although I’ve worn the same necklace every day since then, it provoked no further reaction until yesterday.
By: Shella In the past, I have talked about the wild imaginations of the children in the Elm Room. These children are great at their wonderful make-believe play. We have seen them pretend to be many things: babies, Mommy’s, Daddy’s, Princess’ etc. The kids in the Elm Room tell me sometimes that they are suddenly “on a train” or “going … Read More
By Bee While at the tennis courts recently, I noticed a child engage with their shadow.
By Mage I have observed a curious pattern happening in the Seed room over the last couple of weeks. A couple of weeks ago, I saw Sen put the close-up images of eyes along the edge of the windows in our classroom.
By Shella Yay! Spring is slowly but surely making an appearance as we make our way into March. I am more than excited to welcome the season and (hopefully) the sunshine. The past few weeks of bearable weather have made it easy for the Elm Room kids to get out and explore. As you may already know, we sometimes have … Read More
by Mage This morning the children tested their theories with a little “wacky” activity. In the basement, we have an assortment of bags and purses for the children to play with. I put a bag on my head, turned to Hannah and said, “Have you seen my new hat?” Hannah looked at me and grinned. She pointed at my head and … Read More
…what they can do for themselves. By Bee