Marble Maze Madness

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By Laura Sarah Lu was absent today and she often leads an appointment on Wednesdays, so I arrived without much of a plan this morning. Alisha and I talked about it and decided to simply offer some indoor choices and outdoor choices during explore time, without a guided appointment. I asked a few of the preschoolers to help me pick … Read More

Skills for Living and Learning

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As the years go by, the culture of our school expands and deepens, as we figure out who we are together. We invent new learning traditions. When our culture becomes more rich and meaningful and well-defined, the brilliance of our community becomes brighter.

Adventures in Wondering

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Tuliptree Friday Science started when I was driving to work listening to NPR and thought, “Oh! There’s a theme for summer camp!” But it wasn’t emergent until the children and I started wondering together. And then a transformation in all of us happened. Some of our best wonderings were about houses without porches, the preciousness of water, how magic works, and who you can help with money from a lemonade stand…

The Best Walk Ever!

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I love the sense of ownership that this process is giving the children. I love the camaraderie that it builds, and the way that it bolsters collaborative thinking. I love that these kids are already steeped in the knowledge of how to add to ideas, rather than compete with them. And most of all I love, deeply love, that they feel honored and celebrated in this world.