Category Archives: Roots

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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Enveloping

welcome back Roots families. In the last blog I went into depth about the enclosure schema. This week we will look at enveloping. It is the next step in brain development, and in the path to containment.  the main difference between enveloping  and enclosure is adding layers. They have mastered the first schema, and now

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Enclosure

Hello Roots families! It’s a new week, with amazing things happening in our classroom. I realized that last week I was so excited to tell you about our containment schema, that I forgot to start at the beginning. This blog we will go back to where it all began.    The definition of enclosure is:

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The Power Of Play

Hello Roots families! We have had one of the most productive weeks! Your Roots made it very clear that they are moving into exploring the containment schema. This is a great step, and we are excited . It all started with a game. Like most discoveries it started by having fun outside. The game is

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The Magic Of A Box

At the beginning of this week we noticed the Roots class enclosing themselves again. Also I really large box was added to the peace corner to help some of our friends calm down and find a safe space. The atmosphere was loud, excited, and got our attention. We watched as they dumped the loose parts

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How can you help your environment?

What does it mean for something to be beautiful, and how do we make things beautiful? Charlotte tells us “beautiful is getting dirty !” Yara says it is “covering the school with glitter.” This question has come up many time in the class, and it is time to dig deeper, and listen to what they

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Empowerment and encouragement.

As adults we know that it is important to encourage our Dots to help them grow. It is a great feeling to be able to see all that encouragement sow its self in the classroom.  The Roots class lined up, and was ready to go all their own! They did it! This week we have

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What is a line?

  A line is defined as a line of points that extends infinitely in two directions. It has one dimension, length. What can a line do? “It can build my fire station!’ Hienz “A road” charli “A straight line and another one on top of it.” Megan  Is learning what a line is, and does the beginning of writing? Or is

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What it means to be a Root

From the first day of the new year we have been focused on what it means to be a Root, how we treat each other, and how to respect our environment. We have had many reflections, and even more one on one discussions about how we treat each other. This week as been a success,

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