By Bee We can’t get enough of our giant bubble wands over here at Elm House. Here are some more photographs, including a couple of POPS!
By Bee Last week was our culminating documentation party, and what an experience it was! They backyard was absolutely bustling. There was documentation on the house, on the fences, and also hanging from the trees. Adults were milling about conversing with one another and observing their children on the stools/beams. The children were talking about the photographs, munching away on … Read More
By Katee We have been seeing so many crows gathering nesting supplies, squirrels nibbling camelias, bees buzzing in the bluebells, and even hearing baby birds chirping in our evergreen tree. The children are already aware of the needs of a habitat- food, water, shelter, and a place to raise young. Kerry has talked about these needs for a variety of … 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 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 Every now and then a new material gets introduced to the playground. Since we’re at the end of winter and the kids have been spending more and more time inside, they needed something that was going to encourage some big movements during their shortened outdoor time. These large wooden planks did the trick. They were lifting, climbing, balancing, … Read More
by Katee Today we played one of our favorite games at circle time- “Who’s Missing”. One child leaves the room while we choose another to hide, usually under a blanket, in the middle of the circle. The rest of the circle has the difficult task of being “the secret keepers” as the first child returns and has to guess “Whoooooo’s … Read More
By Katee We are still technically in autumn but as we woke to December this weekend, we are looking ahead to winter. We welcome winter with warm tea parties and glittery art projects, we welcome winter with sniffles, hand washing lessons, and donations of tissues (thank you Katie!), and we welcome winter in our classroom with some of our favorite … Read More