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Stems: why storytelling matters

January 18th, 2018 Hello Stem families, It has been a wonderful wet week for the Stems! Last week we mentioned that we observed a burst of excitement over storytelling, so this week we are dedicating this post to talking about what storytelling looks like in the Stems classroom and how supports your child’s development. Children

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Seedlings Seeing in Color

Hello Seedling families! After last week’s interest in rainbows, we decided to further explore what about rainbows were so fascinating to the seedlings. We have found that often times the seedlings will describe colorful objects as rainbows. For example when arranging the multicolor cups at the light table, one child claimed to have made a

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Building and Storytelling

01.18.2019 Hello dear Roots families- This week in the Roots room, we observed similar interests as to last week- building and story telling. When looking through photos, we observed that some of the Roots were not just building vertically, but they were building out horizontally as well. To support this, we provided a flat box

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Stems: Numbers everywhere

January, 11th2019 Hello Stem families, A quick announcement: we are expecting rain next week, so please make sure your child has full set of extra clothes in the cubby.  Thank you! Now, welcome into our classroom this week: This week we have been seeing numbers everywhere!  To keep building on their interest in numbers, we

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Seedlings: What is a rainbow?

Hello Seedlings families.  This week we moved the building area to a larger space in the classroom.  This has allowed the seedlings more surface to construct their buildings.  There has been stacking blocks into tall towers, as well as building out and around the given space.  The seedling have also been working together with their

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Building & Transformation/Story Telling

01.11.19 Hello dear Roots families- We hope you had a great week as did we! This week, we observed the students engaged in a variety of interests both in the inside and outside classroom. We did, however, see two major interests this week- building and transformation/story telling.   Eden and Samanvi were “making nails” by making

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Sprouts: Enveloping and Building

January 11th, 2019 Hello Sprouts Families! It has been wonderful having all of our Sprouts together again! We have been observing our Sprouts this week, seeing what new play occurs and what continues.  What we have noticed among several of our Sprouts is schematic play with a focus on the enveloping schema.  This type of

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