Category Archives: Roots

So many languages

Welcome back Roots families! Have you ever heard the educators at Dot To Dot say “That is a new language the children are using”? I wanted to take a moment to clarify what we mean when we say that. Children use many languages to express what they are thinking or feeling. Our goal is to

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Two weeks of Discoveries!

Welcome back Roots families! The past two weeks have been full of excitement, discoveries, rediscovering old joys, trial and error, and team work. I would like to thank all of you for taking time to reach out and making parent teacher conferences a success! And a huge thank you for being so understanding, and concerned

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How do you show your feelings?

Welcome back Roots families! This week we started the day off by reading a book Ms. Inga brought to share about all the different feelings we experience. The class loved it! The Dots have also been experimenting with bouncing. In the last blog we talked about them bouncing objects, now they have transferred that idea

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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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