Author Archives: seedlings

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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Welcome Rowan!

Hello! This week we will introduce our new friend, Rowan, explore building  and  discuss arrangement transformation!  Welcome Rowan!!  Whenever a new friend joins Dot to Dot, the transitions and new environment can be overwhelming.  As always the sprouts have been helping our newest addition learn all about the class and our routines.  Whenever a new

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Building outside the box

Hello!! This week the sprouts have been exploring building and boxes! Building This week the sprouts have continued with their building.  The structures are growing and becoming more elaborate each day.  In an attempt to spark interest in creating more complex structures, we set up a replica of our playground. We wanted to see how

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Farewell Fishy and Festivities

Hello! In preparation for conferences last week, we did not post a blog. Instead, we decided to combine this week’s and last week’s blog into one. Thank you for understanding and sorry for the delay! This blog will cover the passing of our fish, changes in the classroom and classroom routine, and pumpkin exploration!  

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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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