Anno’s Counting Book

Pre-k students will remember looking at this book in our classroom. Without words, this book depicts a changing landscape, building from numbers zero to twelve. Here is a video slideshow of the book for home viewing. For each number the double-page view is shown first and then follows a close-up of each page so the…

This week at Cairn Hill March 9th to 13th 2020

We had a great time this week outdoors exploring a brook not too far away on the trail around the school. We know that spring is the best season for us to explore this place, but the temperatures have to be warm enough to enjoy playing close to the water or in the water! When…

In the Pre-K classroom- Week of March 2-6, 2020

“March is a month of expectation.” -Emily Dickinson On Monday we welcomed Chase to our class! The children have eagerly shown him friendliness and affection. He was quickly chosen to take home the Mystery Bag. The Mystery Bag has given us fun moments of anticipation each time we have a new object to guess. Some…

This week in the preschool class March 2nd-6th 2020

This week we started out our week enjoying the warm weather and explored the woods with the Pre-K class. Children enjoyed getting to interact and play with their friends in Pre-K. We decided to do the loop around the woods. Along the way we found some cool trees to climb through and across. We even…

In the pre-K class February 24th-28th

The final week of February invited us to come outside and search for signs of Spring! The children are bursting with energy. Our watercolor paintings this week are bright with sunshine yellow and sky blue melding into spring green. Rainbow Crow has brought fire to earth to melt the snow and set the animals free…

Valentines Week in the pre-K class (2/10-2/14)

This week the pre-K classroom was filled with warm colors to brighten our winter. Spring-like weather and one day of slushy snow provided a range of outdoor fun and discovery. The children enjoyed creating heart decorations for the classroom and Valentine’s for family and friends. Turning their red Waldorf watercolor paintings into valentine hearts for…

This week in the preschool class Feb 24th to Feb 28th, 2020

Back from vacation, Luca brought a book about his vacation time. We were back in session this week and got really busy with a new theme: “The sun.” We didn’t see it every day, but we discussed how important this star was for planet Earth and also for all of us. Since Monday was a…

This week in the Pre-K classroom: February 3-7, 2020

One of the delights of the winter has been observing the birds and other critters at our feeder. The children are coming to recognize many birds by name, such as: chickadee, titmouse, and downy woodpecker. We often stop to refill the bird feeder on our way to or from a walk in the woods. The…

In the pre-K class January 27-31,2020.

The unseasonably mild winter weather continues to surprise us this week as we await a prediction from the groundhog. The class chose a visit to the shore of Spring Pond as their first adventure of the week. The quickest way to get to the sandy ‘beach’ is to slide down the leaf covered path on…

This week in the preschool class Feb 10th to 14th, 2020.

It was an exciting week in the classroom and out. We took out our shapes and played with them. Some children recreated patterns and others created their own landscapes. We made houses and cars or just imaginary trails. Children are now able to create their own games using construction blocks and animals; they love to…