Music, Maps and Other Fun Things That happened Today

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by Cheryl As the post title may indicate, it was busy and fun day.  I’m hoping this post represents the feeling of our day so far:) The mornings drop off hour often includes fun puppet play in the dramatic play area…one of my favorite places.  Puppets seem to possess the power to comfort children when they may be feeling a … Read More

Empathy and Friendship

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by Cheryl In the spirit of giving you a snapshot of a special moment of the day,  I am reflecting on the subject of children and their ability to be empathic.  While there seems to be some different opinions on the ability of young children to be empathic, I wonder if this is often semantics.  When I see an exchange … Read More

Mr. Fox

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By Laura All the chickens line up at the fence… They ask, “What time is it, Mr. Fox?” And Mr. Fox says, “Eight o’clock.” They count out eight steps. And ask again, “What time is it, Mr. Fox?” Mr. Fox says, “Dinnertime!” Run, chickens, run. Until they’ve worked up an appetite for. . . LUNCHTIME!

Music and Movement

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by Cheryl Each Monday and Thursday Megan leads a music and movement group.  We divide the class into two groups and while one group goes outside the other has music and movement group.  Then we switch groups!  Megan leads the children in a sequence of songs that are typically accompanied by body movement.  She begins the groups with a welcome … Read More

Clay Structures and Stories

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By Laura We introduced clay to a small group of children today. Squishing, rolling, mashing and forming led to rich conversation and idea swapping: Lois: I’m making ponds. Linny: I’m making a little tent. Lois: I’m making two tents. Sometimes I watch Charlie and Lola. That’s the top of the tent. One time we used to live here, at Tulip … Read More

Work Boxes

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By Laura Today all of the preschoolers had their first music and movement class with Megan–they learned new songs, hand motions and ways to safely move their bodies together. Unfortunately we were having too much fun singing to snap any photos this time. However, all that music together primed everyone for our “Jump Up!” song prior to lunch. We are … Read More

Squeezing Lemons

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By Laura The summer session came to a close on Thursday with a delightful lemonade party in The Commons. Cheryl and the preschoolers worked hard squeezing lemon after lemon to create the refreshing beverage for family and friends. It has been a pleasure to watch this summer school community learn about themselves and each other over the last six weeks. … Read More

Exploring The Greater Community

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By Cheryl I love everything about going to a city park – the swings, the open space, and the merry-go-round.   I have fond memories of going with my family to Westside Park  where there were long, sloping sidewalks for skateboarding and a large fountain featuring a bronze American Indian on a horse that was highlighted at night with rotating … Read More

Learning (to be) Together

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By Cheryl What a great week!   We continued the process of learning about togetherness and community in all aspects of our day.  Simultaneously, we are enjoying deepening relationships with the children and learn more about each one every day.  We welcomed new friends, Graham, Haddie, and Stella (returning) to our growing group.  I think our daily rhythm is evolving … Read More


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By Laura The children and teachers have begun to add to the teepee in The Commons. Through draping, tearing, cutting, clipping, knotting and weaving fabric this stick structure is transforming into a safe house during a game of chase, a place for poking heads out of windows or sending post through the mail slot. We are excited to see how … Read More