I was struck this week by the momentum of our learners. They get their hands sunk into a project, and they just want to keep going. We do our best to make space for that and often have staggered transitions to allow individuals to take a few extra minutes to finish up that last page or sentence or puppet performance or snowman or bridge. But I still find myself saying... "You really need to put your writing notebook away and go to recess." "I'm so glad you love this math game, but it's time for lunch, and I don't want you to be hungry." When we were practicing our song and dance for Jingle Bells, I couldn't get the kids to stop. Okay, if I had really put my foot down, they would have listene

Winter Wonderland

After our Thanksgiving holiday and two snow days to start this week, everyone was pretty excited to finally be back in school. "It was so boring," griped one child. "I'm so glad we're back!" It feels like we are solidly in winter though we have talked about how the solstice doesn't come until December 21. All of the snow had our children really busy this week in lots of different ways. We did some careful tracking and told each other stories about what the tracks were telling us. We all worked to make the base for something like an igloo. We also all enjoyed the chance to come in and cozy up with some good stories after being out in the cold. Cheryl's PreK Reflections Thanksgiving and talk a

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