Author Archives: seedlings

Sprouts: Welcome Hana!

3/6/2020 Hello Sprouts Families, We would like to give a big warm welcome to Hana! She became our newest Sprout this week. We are overjoyed to have her join our class. She has shown kindness, curiosity, and courage. We are excited to get to know her better. This week we will share about creating negative

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Sprouts: Welcome Ms. Diana!

2/28/2020 Hello Sprouts Families! Welcome Ms. Diana! We are very excited to welcome our new educator, Ms. Diana, to the Sprouts classroom. She is full of positive energy and has already demonstrated her strength of playfulness. We look forward to spending more time playing and learning with her! This week we will share about acts

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Sprouts: “Looks like a tornado”

2/21/2020 Hello! This week we will discuss mark making and light, mark making and movement, and transformation play.  Mark Making and Light Last week the Sprouts noticed the sunlight shining onto our plexiglass structure. They wondered about the way it went through the open or erased spaces on the wall and stopped on the painted

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Sprouts: “Let’s build a bathroom.”

February 7th, 2020 Hello! This week we will discuss: mark making, transformation play, building, and small groups Mark Making We introduced a large plexiglass structure this week. We provided black paint, inviting children to use their fingers and hands to apply paint to the wall. Some requested paintbrushes. They used the brushes to create big blotches of

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Sprouts: Small Group Start-Up

January 30th, 2020 Hello! This week we will discuss mark making, transformation play, sensory explorations, and small groups! Mark Making Last week we added new writing and drawing materials for mark making. This week we wanted to try a few different forms of mark making. Previously we had worked with Ms. Amy and explored using

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Sprouts 2019 review

Thinking back on the past year, the strongest word that comes to mind is change. New friends joined us, old friends moved on to other schools, we entered a new classroom, met new teachers and even were blessed with new life. We started the year in the small seedlings classroom, then suddenly our name changed

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It’s a small world after all.

Hello! This week we will discuss our small world exploration and  art with Ms. Amy. Small World  The Pine tree was brought into Dot to Dot this week and each classroom received  a branch to add to their room.  The sprouts were eager to explore the branches with the animals set up around them.  They

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Rain, Rain Come and Play!

Hello! This week we will discuss: Building, Boxes, and Rain!  Building Over the past few weeks the sprouts have been expanding their building.  The structures have become more elaborate and representations of real life.  This week they have begun adding new materials to the creations.  The wooden dowels and small color blocks have been a

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Rain rain go away!

Hello! This week will discuss: the rainy weather, holes, mark making, and new materials The rain this week gave us an opportunity to better understand the sprouts knowledge of “what is rain?”  Before beginning play on Wednesday, we sat and observed and discussed.  “What do you see?” “How does it feel?” were a few of

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