Monthly Archives: February 2019

Airplane Trip + Wash/Rinse/Dry

02.22.2019 Hello dear Roots families! Some people may ask, “How is a child learning when engaged in transformation play?” Transformation play in children has many positive benefits. Transformation play assists in children building strong relationships with others, fosters communication, helps children see situations through a variety of perspectives, brings out different emotions in children, encourages problem

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Sprouts: Exploring Magnets

February 22, 2019 Hello Sprouts Families! What is it about the magnet tiles that is so enticing?  Is it the instant connection?  Its ability to suddenly collapse?  Has it been that it allows for upside down building on our magnet board?  That it can attach to our house’s metal bars and board without falling?   As

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Stems: Trying out new ideas

February 22nd, 2019 Hello Stem families, Welcome into our classroom this week!   It was a wet and cold week which gave us some extra time for indoor exploration and since some of our class members were on vacation this week, we had a smaller group which gave us the chance to try a few

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Stems: Valentine’s day and more

February 15, 2019 Hello Stem families, Welcome into our classroom this week… First of all, we would like to welcome two new members to the Stems, Sophia and Duc.  We are very happy that they have joined our class! There was a lot of excitement about Valentine’s day this week, so we took a break

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Transformation & Friendship Day

02.15.2019 Hello dear Roots families- Children are not things meant to be molded, but people to be unfolded. -J.L.   Open ended materials such as PVC pipes, string, tires, craft sticks, coffee filters, fabrics, etc., are excellent tools and materials for children to utilize in their play. They bring endless opportunities and can transform into

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Sprouts: Exploring Magnetic Tiles

February 15th, 2019 Hello Sprouts Families! Let us take a moment to put on our child’s goggles and see through their eyes. What does our child see? How do they view the world around them? Their surroundings?  With our recent exploration of the enclosing perspective we decided to think about that enclosed space. What is

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Seedlings: Our reflections

Hello seedlings family!  We had a very wet but busy week in the seedlings classroom.  Our week started with puddle explorations and discussing playground safety during the rain.  The seedlings love to jump and splash in the puddles, no matter how big or small they are!  Some seedlings even took a closer look with the

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trans·for·ma·tion

02. 08. 2019 What exactly is transformation? According to a quick online definition, transformation is as follows- trans·for·ma·tion   [ˌtran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n] NOUN 1. a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. “its landscape has undergone a radical transformation” synonyms: change · alteration · modification · variation · conversion · revision · amendment · metamorphosis ·

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Sprouts: Enclosing Perspective

February 8th, 2019 Hello Sprouts Families! This week there was a re-emerging interest in enclosing.  With a new location of what our Sprouts call “the house,” now currently in our pretend area, the structure once again became a very popular play area.   With a limit of 3 friends within the structure, other friends were eager

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