Yearly Archives: 2019

Building On Our Grate Exploration

Hello! This week we will discuss: Building, Grates, and Slopes Building This week the sprouts have been manipulating the blocks and loose parts.  Their building has become more purposeful.  Instead of the usual “towers”, we are seeing more structures such as stairs, slides and diving boards.  This trend of structures also ties into the sprouts

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Let’s make a plan for Dot to Dot

10.11.19 Dear Stems family and friends- Hello and welcome to another week of adventures in the Stems room! In this week’s blog, we will cover the following- Plan Drawing + Building + Drawing Plans Plank Exploration Color Exploration Tinkering   Plan Drawing + Building + Drawing Plans This week, we continued building from the plans

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Cutting/Making Marks/Skill Sets

Dear Sprout Families, The children were busy this week, as they continue to explore and find things that interest them. Each child travels their own journey in the Sprouts classroom, but they all find things to explore with a friend by their side. This week we will talk about some interests that have emerged. Cutting

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Planks and Pulleys are ~grate~

Hello all!!! We could not be more excited to welcome back Ms. Shawna! We know it must be so hard to leave baby Leighton, but we are so excited to have you back! This week we will discuss the plank exploration, pulley, and the grates. Plank Exploration The Sprouts were very interested to find the

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“We have to draw what we built.”

10.04.19 Dear Stems family and friends- Hello and welcome to another week of adventures in the Stems room! In this week’s blog, we will cover the following- Color Exploration Plan Drawing + Building + Drawing Plans Word Writing + Book Making Tinkering As many of you know, we had the opportunity to host a professional

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Roots: Planks on the playground

Hello Roots Families, So many things are happening in the classroom this week!  Here are a few things we will cover in this week’s blog: Planks on the playground  Sound, and Vibrations  Exploring different ways to reflect together As we discussed last week we have noticed many of the Roots are experimenting with trajectory.  Outside

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Learning Journey

9-28-2019     Hello Sprouts families! We had a great week together and due to the prepping for the Reggio Round Table and preparing for my daughter’s wedding I will be posting this week’s blog next Friday. I am away for the beginning of next week and will be back October 3rd. The children will

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Watching the ball drop!

Welcome back Roots families! It has been a week of intense study. The Dots have been playing with trajectories. Trajectory allow them to look closely at how things move, volume, space, and experiment with distance.  It has been a big part of  their play in the Roots class from the beginning of the year but,

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Mixing It Up

Hello This week we will cover  Mixing and transferring, and Tools vs. Toys This week we continued the exploration of mixing. Last week when making play dough we found that the sprouts were very interested in mixing materials together. This week in order to continue this exploration we set up a variety of spices (clove,

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