Thankful

It was a short but great week for the Coyote class. We started our week on a rainy Monday and we like to engage the children in some projects indoors. We decided to try to bake a corn bread. Cooking with the children is such a great opportunity to regroup around an essential of life,…

Finding Balance

We don’t always think about balance, but it is a fundamental aspect of children’s development. Children discover greater balance gradually as they grow, from the baby struggling to stand upright, to the toddler willing itself around the room, precariously “toddling” from one thing to the next! It is an unconscious learning, driven by curiosity. Its…

Changes in time.

This week was marked by changes. We noticed the time change that brings a different morning light in our playground, the leaves falling from the trees leaving bare branches. The weather changing from warm to cold and warm again. The teachers could see how the children experienced some of these changes. While the time shifted…

The leaf pile

This week we have been contemplating the leaves, and even asked the trees to let go of some as we tried to make our leaf pile bigger. Children love to play in the leaves; it is one of the favorite activities of the season. But this year the trees don’t want to let go! Even…

Cozy Inside

On a rainy Monday, we began the week indoors, some of the children finding their way into the makeshift cozy house, where the โ€œwindowโ€ was a favorite play place. Children love to peek in and out of things, and to cross over and over, back and forth. We practiced knocking on the door of the…