What we do on Wednesdays/Planning a Party

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by Mage Yesterday during our staff meeting, Bee brought to our attention that some of the parents in our community may not be aware of why we close early on Wednesdays and what is happening during that time. We were all a little surprised, and decided that we should make sure everyone is aware of what is happening. This was … Read More

“We painted with our feet today!”

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By Lauren: In a recent staff meeting, the teachers discussed process art versus product oriented art. In process art, the emphasis is placed upon the experience children have making the art rather than the final product. As we discussed process art, we brainstormed what art means to us. Ideas such as healing, self-reflection, intersection of the inner and outer world, … Read More

“You’re Safe!”

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By Bee As we move into the spring and summer months we enter a transitional period; some people are leaving our community, some people are joining a different portion of our community, and new people are joining us for the first time. The past three days FBA has been visiting us in the morning. If you see him around, please … Read More

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