Author Archives: seedlings

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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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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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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Progressing in Play

Hello! Help us welcome our new friend Jack to our classroom! This week we will discuss gross motor strengthening, pastels and pens, and water exploration.   Gross Motor Strengthening Outside the friends have been exploring more gross motor movements. They are very interested in swinging on the rope and the swing. Additionally, they ride the

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Splashing Around

  Hello! This week we will cover:  Water Play and the loft.  Water Play Water is always available to our children outside on the playground. They love to explore scooping and pouring, splashing around, mixing things into the water and so on. This week we had some extra hot days so we provided more water

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Paint, Pouring, and Parents!

Hello! This week we will cover: -our new paint area -enclosing and scooping and pouring exploring -the parent connection meeting  Our New Paint Area We have given our paint area a little makeover. This week Mr. Lloyd helped to install the board to our paint area so that we are able to push our painting

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8/19

Hello, Thank you to our after schoolers who joined us this week. Shane, Kylee, Paiti, and Leila joined us as helpers before they made their own transition back to school. Thank you for playing with us, reading to us, and teaching us cool new games and tricks. Our sprouts really look up to these friends

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Exploring New Heights

Hello! We began this week by changing up the contents of the sensory bin and it was a big success! For the past few weeks we had explored scooping and pouring using water, water beads, and rice. This week we decided to explore a more hands on experience. On Monday the sprouts helped to make

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“I want those friends here”

Hello all! This week our class went through some very big changes. Ms. Madison remained in the sprouts classroom with half of the friends while some of our newer friends joined Ms. Linda in the old seedling’s classroom. With this change we all took the week to adjust. Some friends constantly watched their previous classmates

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Don’t Burst Our Bubble

Hello and a special welcome to Kinsley (also known as Kiki) who joined our classroom this week! We are so excited to get to know you and your family!   On Monday the sprouts noticed the other class had a bottle of bubbles in their supply cubby when we were outside. They jumped around and

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