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This is a letter of appreciation to Nursery parents. Heartfelt thanks go out to each of you for having your child join the Nursery this year. They have each brought an absolutely unique self to the work and play of what they’ve done this year. I have loved watching them…

Runnin' for Freedom (02-26-2022)

Written by Ann Guthrie
It was another short but busy week of high energy while we wait for spring. There were many, many books to be read, mud to moosh, to stomp, to churn and to fall into, and grass — dormant, but no longer icy — to run on. There were lots of…
These days, the angle of the sun is telling Nurseries, “Wake up; wake up; run and explore!” However the reality is that there is only so much you can do with snow that has turned into lumpy, frozen foot steps and an impenetrable ice cap to the hard frozen ground.Sap…

A Card in a Basket (02-12-2022)

Written by Ann Guthrie
Nurseries were very busy with big block construction in the room and in the hallway throughout the entire week. On Thursday after an early morning of construction in the room and hallway, followed by Art/Science, plus an all school fire drill, then followed by outside play to decompress a bit,…
Everyone seemed very pleased to see one other on Monday. They seemed to come back after our long Winter Break with a new level of curiosity, wonder, and inquiry. Often in a contemplative mood, many are are posing questions to the group and to me and themselves about hows and…

Work/Play and the Flow of Time

Written by Ann Guthrie
All of the Nurseries had a very busy time last week. I think they are not even aware most of the time of just how busy they are. When one child wondered why it was almost go-home-time and how we weren’t even able to do everything they had planned, I…
To generate some curiosity and interest, last week I put a collection of charts from past years out on the rectangle table for the children to look at. This concrete approach seems to have worked and Nurseries have finally caught hold of group planning for post Color Days celebrations. They…
On Friday morning several children came in dancing and wanting ballet music to dance to. The Circle Table and chairs were moved out of the way; they dictated their Dance Safety Rules; and then they proceeded to dance a large part of the early morning to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Still dancing…
Since some were wanting to eat the applesauce we had made while it was hot and some were wanting it cold, we put together a sign-up sheet. One child joked with appreciation, since she had tasted it on Friday afternoon when it was finished up with a small amount of…
In pre-Covid times, planning for the traditional, community wide, All School Thanksgiving Feast always helped kick off this bigger kind of group process for Nurseryers. The days before Thanksgiving, all of the students would work together in their own groups to provide the basics for a Thanksgiving Feast at school…
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