Category Archives: Roots

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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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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Building, Writing, and Dramatic Play

12.21.18 Hello dear Roots families- This week in the Roots room, the students have shown great interest in building, writing, and dramatic play. To support the Roots interest in building, we added new types of foam and Styrofoam to the art area as well as new materials in the block area. To support the Roots interest

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Exploring Exciting Changes

01.04.2019 Hello dear Roots friends and families! Greetings and Happy New Year, 2019! We hope you had a wonderful holiday break and had the opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones! When the students returned to school this week, they noticed a lot of new and exciting changes at Dot-to-Dot! For example, the

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Building, Lines, and Water

12.07.18 Hello dear Roots families- It was another great week in the Roots room. This week, we observed a lot of similarities from the last couple of weeks- lines/lining materials (part of the Positioning Schema Theory) and building (part of the Connecting Schema Theory) with a splash of water flow. The more similarities we observe from week to week,

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Building, Writing, and Dramatic Play

12.14.18 Dear Roots families- Happy Friday! This week in the Roots room, the Roots have continued to show great interest in building. To support that interest this week, we provided the students with Styrofoam squares/rectangles, boxes, Styrofoam balls, toothpicks, loose parts, as well as Legos. We have also observed the students forming letters both inside and

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