This week at Cairn Hill Jan 14th to Jan 18th, 2019

Another winter week and Nature seems to be frozen but our preschoolers are full of energy and ready to explore what is happening outdoors during this time of the year. The ponds are just transformed into a land of ice.   Ice is fascinating for children; they want to try to break it, touch it…

This week at Cairn Hill Jan7th to Jan 11th 2019

What a great way to start the week with Lluvia’s Birthday! It’s always nice to sit together and celebrate one more milestone for a child and learn what happened year after year in their life. This week we had cold weather and stayed more inside the classroom, we have been quite busy with activities. We…

This week at Cairn Hill Jan 2nd to Jan 4th, 2019

Happy New Year! After a one week break, we have seen the children happy to return to school and looking forward to playing with friends.   At playtime, a few children were inspired to create a puppet show and invite the other children and teachers to watch and listen to the stories being told.  …

This week at Cairn Hill Dec 17th to Dec 21st, 2018

We have been very busy this week preparing for our Lantern Walk! We started the week by decorating Holiday cookies and Gingerbread men cookies. On Tuesday we celebrated Judah’s Birthday. Our little students are growing and growing, and they amaze us every day. We enjoyed some nice nature walks and observed the trees and their…

This week at Cairn Hill Dec 10th to Dec 14th

This week we have been very busy preparing our lanterns for our next event, the “Lantern Walk”. We had some help to start the project. Each child could pick their preferred colors and glue the tissue paper on a Mason Jar. The weather has been quite cold this week and we discovered the properties of…

This week at Cairn Hill Dec 3rd to Dec 7th, 2018

Monday we started the week with a very special gift delivery of a new set of big blocks. We already had a few of these blocks but the additional set was welcome to allow all children to be creative with them during playtime. Monday was a “warm” day for the season so we ventured out…

This week at Cairn Hill Nov 26th to Nov 30th, 2018

This week the weather has been dry and let us explore more of the forest around the school. The children have also built up their strength week after week, and they are able to go for longer distances during our walks.   We hiked a big loop in the forest and found many attractions to…

This week at Cairn Hill Nov 19th to Nov 21st 2018

This week was a little short but fun! We have continued to experiment with the Unifix cubes. Their small size is ideal for work on fine motor skills. Children also learn about colors and patterns, and can compare heights, or count them. Some children enjoyed playing with them for an extended period of time. Some…

This week at Cairn Hill Nov 13th to Nov 16th

This week was a short week at school and started with a very rainy Tuesday. It did not stop us from spending a good amount of time in our playground. At first children wondered what to do under pouring rain but very soon they got busy playing as usual. Some loved getting a taste of…

This week at Cairn Hill Nov 5th to Nov 9th

This week we experienced the New England weather! Sun one hour, rain and wind the next hour- it did not prevent us from enjoying the outdoors. It’s so much fun to splash in the puddles! The leaves are flying with the wind and it makes children smile. Fall is a lot of fun. This week…