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We are the children of the world!

She’s never actually told me, but I know somehow that this is my mother’s favorite section of our curriculum.  And maybe that’s why, in a sense, it’s mine as well. In the classroom we’ve swapped out our human body puzzles

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We’ve got sunshine on a rainy day. Though it’s (still!) cold outside we love the month of May!

I can’t thank all of you enough for the past few weeks.  Again and again through conference conversations, at our Spring Gathering, in random chats, and during your various and beautiful drop-off rituals you all have further impressed upon me

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So what about those April Flowers?

April’s theme will be plants!  Though, I honestly can’t  believe it’s April already. Between our unit on animals, preparing for our Class Play, and our everyday exploration of the environment I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that March has flown

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Birds and Bears and Snakes and Salmon. What? Children are animals too?!!!

Classroom Happenings Our theme for the month of March is animals.  Thursday morning they were delighted by the new artwork on the walls and the new work on the shelf.  We’ve introduced a number of classified picture cards that the

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Attention! Attention!

So what is that voice in your head we were talking about in the last post?  The one which walks you through unfamiliar tasks, keeps you focused in the last two hours of the workday? Where does it come from

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We’re so down to Earth….

Classroom Happenings This month we are studying our home, planet Earth.  We picked up where we left off from last month, in space, and introduced the children to the concept of the atmosphere as “our planet’s skin.”  We discussed how

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Dr. Stephen Hughes, School 2.0 Lecture : 6-9 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I hope the new year is being good to all of you, we’ve been living the Preschool Dream here in the classroom.  The children are grounded and connected to the space and, as of last week, still enchanted by the

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the days since we were all together have passed quickly, joyfully, and with all the cheer intended for this time year.  Before I talk about what we have planned for the next six months–this

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Winter Wonderland

In general, between the giddy activity of Family Dinner preparation, conferences, and the party itself we and the children whirled through November.  Now that we’re in the final month of the year we’ve already dived into preparations for our Winter

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“Th”-is for Thankful, “Th”-is for Thanksgiving, “Th”-is for This month!

Classroom Happenings Halloween was a ton of fun! The children were wonderfully pleased with the party. They enjoyed coloring on tables and singing the songs they’ve been practicing. But the real fun was our costume fashion show. Monsters, an assortment

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