Category Archives: Roots

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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The Story Of A Line

Hello roots Families! We hope you enjoyed your 4th of July, and spend quality time with your kiddos. We have been watching children’s play, and have noticed a great interest in connecting, and lines. This is the beginning of writing! We first noticed with the white PVC pipes. They wanted to connect and attach as

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This is the season to be heard!

Every year in the Roots class it becomes very clear that the children are ready, and demanding to be heard. They will make their stories be heard to anyone who listens, and they begin to act out their play in many ways.  They are very verbal, and in need of sharing their ideas. In this

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What a first week!

Welcome to all the new Roots Families! we welcome each and everyone of you on this new adventure! We started this week by exploring the materials in the Roots. Paint is one of many languages that children use to tell us what they need, how they are feeling, and how we can help them grow.

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Transition Week

06.13.19 Dear Roots family and friends- Hello! It feels so unbelievable to write “Roots family and friends” for the last time as next week, our dear Roots will be Stems! This week to prepare the Dots for their new chapter as Stems, we began transitioning and introducing the Dots to their new environment. On Monday

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Storytelling, Transformation, & Writing

06.07.2019 Hello dear Roots family and friends- Welcome to this week’s Dot journey in the Roots room! First of all, we warmly welcomed our new friend, Dax, into the Roots room and to Dot-to-Dot. Also this week, we observed a lot of storytelling, transformation, and writing amongst the Roots. It was interesting to see that

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Chickens, Transformation, & Storytelling

05.30.2019 Dear Root family and friends- Hello! We hope your week went well and you had a great weekend too! During one of the exploration days this week, one of the Dots asked the question, “Do chickens eat carrots?” The next day during morning assembly, we posed the question, “Do chickens eat carrots?” to the

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