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 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
by Alisha At parent night, Debbie Baxter came to tell us all about her project, The Nest Project . This week Debbie has been busy at work creating a nest in our commons. We have been watching and helping a bit as the nest takes its beautiful form. It has been a test of everyone’s patience not to jump right in. … Read More
by Katee We had a very special guest come to our classroom last week. It wasn’t anyone’s parent with a special talent this time- it was a puppy! Alisha has a close friend with a sweet 3 month old Australian shepherd named Frankie, and asked if they could come for a visit sometime. They came and sat at circle with … Read More
We have been looking out for signs of spring sneaking up on us. On walks, in the commons and even inside our classroom… the signs are everywhere! What signs of spring have you seen??
by Katee While at the art store gathering supplies this week, I spotted an amazing little connection to our classroom- a golden ratio finder! Of course I had to get that for our classroom. But then I wondered how exactly I was going to try to explain the Fibonacci Sequence in extreme brevity to young children. The children had seen … Read More
by Katee I have been in bed much of this week, nursing a cold, reading, and maybe eating some Halloween candy. I read an article that I wanted to share with everyone about risky play and ‘Adventure Playgrounds’. The article by Hanna Rosin at The Atlantic is titled , The Overprotected Kid. Well the article is quite lengthy and I … Read More
by Alisha At circle this morning, Katee and I read a book called “What Can You Do With a Paleta?” by Carmen Tafolla. I read the English words and Katee read the same words in Spanish. The book is written from the perspective of a small child. She tells us all about the sounds, smells and colors of her neighborhood. The … Read More