Preparing the Garden

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By Kerry It’s that time of year again! The final frost has passed, the weather is warmer and the sun is out nearly every day. In preparation for the major gardening that will be happening after spring break,  we all sat down and read a book called Princess Chamomile’s Garden, where we learned that Princess Chamomile had to draw a … Read More

Project Pollution

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By Kerry The past month or so, the children have been diving in deep, exploring ways our actions affect the ocean ecosystem and ultimately our planet. In this particular experiment, the children tried first hand to undo some specific ways humans have polluted the ocean. We began with a clean ocean setting. We gathered plastics you may find or use … Read More

Traces of Wildlife

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By Kerry A few weeks ago, LS yelled out to the teachers on the yard to “Come look!” Normally this exclamation occurs when a child has found a new crop of mushrooms. a snail in the garden, or lately, bird poop. We teachers were pleasantly surprised to find something much more unique to our backyard habitat: an OWL PELLET!! After … Read More

Flowers, snow, clay and cuddles

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by Alisha Most of the time we use our big school camera to take photos. All of these photos are from the past month or so on my phone, taken in quick moments when I didn’t have time to grab the school camera. So many small and sweet moments happen throughout our days at school– here are a few of … Read More

Marching Bands!

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While we were out on the yard this week the children heard a loud, funky beat and got very excited when they followed the sound. The high school marching band’s percussion section was practicing just across the street! We took this opportunity to go check out the free show. The kids brought sticks and pans from the yard to follow … Read More

Teaching Trump

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by Katee Today RT came in to school with a passionate storm of ideas about Donald Trump.  He explained that he “just doesn’t really like Trump very much” because he’s not very nice, and all he cares about is money but he doesn’t care about people or animals. I recorded about 10 minutes of video of this child’s concerns and … Read More

Birthdays!

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We have had so many birthdays recently and handful more around the corner. We like to celebrate with song, stories, dance, and some special classroom rituals. Children can bring their family to join us, photos, and some special from home to share. We sing to them, light candles as they walk around the sun, read aloud wishes from the children … Read More

Wolf Ways

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This morning we had a special guest named Maryanne who is a WolfWays educator from Oregon Wild. She came to teach us all about wolves, a beautiful animal that   We looked at the difference between pretend wolves who dress up like grandma and try to trick children and real wolves who are very shy and afraid of humans. We learned … Read More