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Looking Forward: May

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking Forward: May

So…dreams do come true! The lower yard is done—not without a few setbacks, like a deteriorating retaining wall, but completed and perfectly lovely. Thank you to Pacific Playground, Doug Gourley, and his great crew headed by Marlon Andrade for their time, effort, and creative input. Suppose they do tree houses? The children are thrilled with the new and unique area to explore from the padded turf to the mini climbing wall—what’s up next? We are currently looking at a company that uses sustainably harvested wood to construct play things that can be used outside. The product line is...

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Special Guest: Violinist

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

Special Guest: Violinist

We want to thank our fabulous parent volunteer for contributing her time, talent, and passion with the kiddos today by giving two performances at school!

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Looking Forward: April

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking Forward: April

Returning from Spring Break you will be happy to see our renovated lower play yard! It was a difficult decision to make, in that the plants that needed to be removed were flourishing there (albeit considered weeds for the most part) and were such a fresh, vibrantly alive green—a testimony to the strength of some species to grow in unexpected places. To somewhat make up for it, we are installing two wooden planter boxes with a bench connecting them on the upper deck. All of the potted plants have been moved up to the deck as well and it’s beginning to look rather lush. The intention is to...

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Looking Forward: March

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking Forward: March

  It has been a long time coming, but our new design for the garden and play yard is finally in the works. The garden area outside the downstairs classroom will be transformed into a play and climbing area. The original plan was to have a lovely garden for the children to plant and enjoy the wonder of watching plants grow. There were many trials, but the San Francisco summers were not generous enough with sunlight and warmth to support—well, anything except the non-destructible pineapple sage and the dear sweet “weeds.” So, to make a long story short: after months of planning and...

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Bear Frog

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bear Frog

I enjoy looking at various images that inspire me and find myself thinking, “How could I use this with the children?” When the Wetland Critters Coloring Book (by Sue Coccia) came out I was greatly impressed by the symbology and creative complexity of the images. I knew it was unreasonable to expect the children to be able to pencil all the delicate areas but was determined to find a way. I took the image I wanted to experiment with and had it enlarged enough so that sections were “colorable” by the children in our care. I then cut the image in half and cut the half into smaller...

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Boat Float Day 2018

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Boat Float Day 2018

We had another wildly successful Boat Float Day at Glen Park Montessori! We would like thank all of the parents and family members who were able to support their little loved one by attending this event! This beautiful day reminded us again how fortunate we are to have such a supportive, tight-knit community at our school. Thank you for helping your child create such marvelous boats this year!

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