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Summer’s Here….Summer’s Over?

In true Seattle fashion, now that we’re in the last calendar month of the season, it seems to have almost arrived.   Not that I mind, I think of every cloudy summer day as a promise of October sunshine and

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Summer Blog

We’re back everybody! And just in time for the sunshine! Our light 4 day week was an excellent transition back (or to) school for both the children and ourselves. We’re going to split the summer into three themes: insects, birds,

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Graduation Songs

So I’m going to preface this with two important comments 1) Children don’t notice that I’m not a natural singer, so no laughing k guys? 2) These songs will open in a new window I’ll try to come in over

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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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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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