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Valentine’s Day Card Exchange

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day Card Exchange

Please enjoy some sweet photos taken during our Valentine’s Day Card Exchange. Children came to school dressed in red, pink, or purple, and handed out homemade cards to each one of their friends during Circle Time. The children enjoyed homemade cookies after lunch thanks to our parent volunteers. It was a sweet and joyful day, just as expected!  

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Looking forward: February

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking forward: February

The month of February reminds us to slow down and bask in the experience of love—not just romantic love, but all types of love that include qualities of appreciation, open heartedness, and the joy of being in the present moment with your child or loved ones. We always look forward to our annual Valentine’s Day Card exchange as each child has a turn to pass out their homemade cards in a manner that is mindful and unrushed—each child greets every friend with “Happy Valentine’s Day” and their friend follows up with a “thank you” or sometimes “I love you.” We believe this...

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Peacemakers from Around the World

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Peacemakers from Around the World

Peacemakers from Around the World   In January, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In honor of his upcoming birthday, we will be reading books about his life and listening to audio excerpts from some of his iconic speeches and creating art to commemorate his legacy of peace. We will also be introducing other individuals who throughout history have dedicated their lives to peace. Our list includes: Dolores Huerta, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Dr. Maria Montessori and Malala Yousafzai.   For our annual Peacemakers from Around the World...

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Looking Forward: January

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking Forward: January

In addition to continuing our look at the world of fish and our exploration of the Arctic, January brings us one of our favorite research opportunities: Peacemakers from Around the World. This project is offered to our parent community as a combined exercise with their child to find an individual that has made a significant contribution towards achieving world peace. The information gathered will be brought to school, and as each child shares their research, we will be learning about 18 (in each classroom) remarkable and inspiring individuals. All the work will be combined to create a...

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Gratefulness Day:  presenting a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate what we truly treasure in our lives.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gratefulness Day:  presenting a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate what we truly treasure in our lives.

On this day, each child is given the opportunity to express what they are grateful for (after lengthy conversation as to the meaning of the word), and these thoughts are recorded and included in art projects. As a group we also discuss how different families come together and share special meals and how our cultural differences most often share a common thread. To give our children a direct experience of this we created an invitation for each family to bring in a special dish reflecting their heritage, with a brief description of the dish’s importance along with a copy of the flag of the...

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Looking Forward: December

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking Forward: December

December is filled with fun and surprises including our delightful, annual Winter Solstice Tea Celebration and Gift Exchange! For our new families, this is a day devoted to, and the celebration of, the art of giving in a season focused quite a bit on receiving. We invite parents and family members to watch the children perform some of their favorite songs, participate in a gift exchange, and allow the children to serve tea and cookies to their parents! The gift exchange is special in that it entails each child making a gift at home for one of their classmates whose name they have drawn from a...

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