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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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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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New perspectives

Welcome back Roots families! Your Dots have been working hard discovering transformation. They saw the light table in a new way, and in a new position.  In the beginning of the year we thought the light table needed to be in a dark corner, but after months of it sitting in the corner, not being

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Childhood outside!

Welcome back Roots families! It has been a great week that has given us a chance to explore, and embrace the outdoors. We went on many nature walks. Nature walks give us a chance to look closely at what lives and grows in our back yard. We then sit in a group and document what

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Containment

Welcome back Roots families! We had a long weekend, and some of our friends had a hard time adjusting. I wanted to talk about separation anxiety.  Separation anxiety is when your dot has a hard time saying good bye to you in the morning. You may see tears, screaming, or yelling “I don’t want to

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Enveloping

welcome back Roots families. In the last blog I went into depth about the enclosure schema. This week we will look at enveloping. It is the next step in brain development, and in the path to containment.  the main difference between enveloping  and enclosure is adding layers. They have mastered the first schema, and now

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Enclosure

Hello Roots families! It’s a new week, with amazing things happening in our classroom. I realized that last week I was so excited to tell you about our containment schema, that I forgot to start at the beginning. This blog we will go back to where it all began.    The definition of enclosure is:

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The Power Of Play

Hello Roots families! We have had one of the most productive weeks! Your Roots made it very clear that they are moving into exploring the containment schema. This is a great step, and we are excited . It all started with a game. Like most discoveries it started by having fun outside. The game is

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The Magic Of A Box

At the beginning of this week we noticed the Roots class enclosing themselves again. Also I really large box was added to the peace corner to help some of our friends calm down and find a safe space. The atmosphere was loud, excited, and got our attention. We watched as they dumped the loose parts

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