Today Heidi taught us a song about a little Firefly. We also sang our Chestnut Tree song and did the movement game along with it!
by Alisha Today Simone and Shohei joined us for a goodbye circle for our friend ST! ST has been with us since he was a baby at Elm House! They told us all about their coming adventure. They will be going on a road trip in a camper van and when they come back, they will be moving to Japan! ST … Read More
THANK YOU! Thank you to all the families who were able to come and help our school at the planting party! We turned fresh soil into our beds, strung a new trellis, transplanted many plants, weeded beds, moved the old rabbit hutch to the curb, moved our nest to a new home, and introduced new worms to our worm bin! … Read More
By Kerry An important theme that has been just beneath the surface on many of our investigations is the presence of patterns. We notice them without even realizing, in our books, in our building and in nature. With all the growth and extra time outside the children have been finding one particular pattern all over the place: SPIRALS! The children … Read More
By Katee Maybe it started with a book, maybe it began with a sighting on the yard, but these children have been pretty excited about mushrooms lately. So we gathered more books, and we sought out more sightings, and the excitement grew and grew. And then one day, just about a week ago, we decided to grow our very own … Read More
by Katee Today we had a small group of children at school as many of our friends are home sick! We took advantage of the little glorious sunshine we saw this morning though and went to the park. We walked with partners hand in hand and then when we got into the safety of the tennis courts…… … Read More
By Kerry In the sunny days before Spring Break, the classroom started to buzz with excitement from the first signs of spring. Plants all over the neighborhood were growing greener and flowers began to bloom everywhere we looked. Peeking out on our garden beds, seeing dull, empty soil, inspired us to start planning the garden! We sat down and brainstormed … Read More
by Katee Today at circle time Alisha talked about the changing of the seasons on our trees outside. We have a beautiful view right from our circle rug of the many varied branches outside that encircle our yard. So the children stared outside with Alisha as she narrated the changes we’ve seen this year. “Do you remember when school started … Read More