Ramps and Marble Runs

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By Kerry After practicing with levers for many weeks, the children recently started using these items more and more as ramps rather than as a means to pry or pull. They were using long wooden planks outside to do things like climb into the window of the playhouse or roll a heavy, water-filled dump truck up to the birdbath. They … Read More

Welcome, Kame-chan!

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by Alisha Today was the end of an era and the start of a new one! Our friend Tortuga Marina is no longer with us. Tortuga is a turtle who travels from child to child, exploring the the world through the eyes of each family. At the end of your child’s turn with Tortuga, a photo log is made in … Read More

Welcoming Winter

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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

Pinky and Bun Bun’s Trust Bridge

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by Alisha Once upon a time there was  a little pig named Pinky and a little bunny named Bun Bun. On Pinky and Bun Bun’s first day of preschool they were SO nervous. Pinky got to school first and realized that there were lots of fun things to do! Pinky was a tiny bit nervous but mostly excited. Then Bun … Read More

Video Projection

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So far this year our studio has seen lots of projection and light work. We have used the overhead projector, flashlights, our light table, some different colored light bulbs that create rainbow shadows and slide projectors. This week we introduced something new! Our studio has been completely transformed by the power of our digital video projector! Yesterday, our studio was … Read More

Rose Hits Her Friend

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by Alisha There have been a few incidents of hitting the past couple weeks with various children. Hitting is not uncommon in preschool because children this age are still learning a lot about impulse control, especially when angry! To help us talk to the children about this, we brought Rose (one of our persona dolls) to circle last week. Here … Read More

In Defense of Magic

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by Katee “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl A funny thing happened last week that’s got me thinking a lot about magic in childhood.  Of course, children see magic everywhere.  … Read More

Self Portrait Time!

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by Alisha This week we have been busy drawing self portraits. This is a project we do at the beginning and end of each year. The children get to be both the subject and artist of their work. The first goal of anti-bias education is “Each child will demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride and positive social identity.” When we see … Read More