Planting Party

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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

Patterns in Nature: Spirals

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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

Mushroom Town

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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

Not a single moment was wasted.

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By Bee The morning air feels still and thick. The birds are quiet and I can’t hear any cars. The children move through the yard slowly, each meandering towards a different corner. I notice wet chalk by the stumps and wonder if the children will use it to create paint. MC calls me over to one of our gardens. He … Read More

A Spot of Sunshine

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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

Let the Planting Begin!

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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

Watching, Waiting

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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