Saying goodbye to our friend

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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

Music at Elm House

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  By Lauren: “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” -Plato Music is a permeating part of every culture. At Elm House, music echoes through our halls. From Wednesday morning music classes with Heidi to teachers singing merry tunes, … Read More

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