Solid Roots for Growing

Our kids are all about working their way into the ground - they've been digging up our garden, learning about sap in maple trees, and planting flowers for the butterfly and hummingbird garden in town. We use lots of nature metaphors for our kids, asking them to plant their feet in circle and stretch their branches (arms) to the sky. As teachers, we look at all of the work we do with them as giving them roots. We want our children to be grounded in kindness, be willing to question, and ready to work hard to grow and find answers. Those solid roots and trust allowed them to ask some big questions this last week about the Novel Coronavirus. When we asked them if any of them had any questions, m

Activating Our Knowledge and Building On

When I mentioned that we were in a new month at circle time on Monday, a few of our kids immediately chimed in with, "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." This garnered some really confused looks from many of the other children, so we talked about what it meant, acted it out, and some of the kids even came up with a little song about it.. This is how we learn. We start with something we know and add to it. At our school, we try to give kids some different ways to grasp the information. We listen and read stories, write and draw, act out, sing, dance, and model. We try to figure out how to translate something into our hands, capturing the wind in a kite or shaping a letter into sh

Lots to Celebrate

Over the past two weeks of school, we've had lots to celebrate - a good tonic to some February cabin fever. We shared some love with all of our school friends on Valentine's day. We've had snow, mud, and sunshine to play in. We went on field trips to the New York State Museum and Proctors. We threw our normal schedule out the window and spent the last week in a focused frenzy of creation as our kids pulled together their play on the Erie Canal. It's been a whole lot of fun! Cheryl's PK Reflections Preschoolers had a busy and magic-filled end to February with Spring peeking its way in. Children were enraptured by a haiku about winter's beauty and how it comes to an end when a pop of spring, o

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