This year’s Michaelmas celebration is this Saturday, September 26th, 2009. Festivities are open to the public and will run from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For those who are new to Michaelmas, here is an article prepared by Early Childhood teacher, Donna Brooks: Michaelmas is the feas
Dear Sunflower Garden Families, Thank you for your kind words, hugs, and positive expressions of what our school year together has meant for your child and family. Your gratitude is such a gift for me as is the love I feel from your children. That is my greatest reward for this work I
Dear Families, Thank you all for your support this school year. Our kindergarten children have crossed the bridge and are excited about their adventures into first grade for next year. The children staying in our garden are also very full of love and joy right not. I’ve been hug
Dear Families, Next week concludes our time together. Please make sure to double check your child’s bag and belongings going home. If you can send in a paper shopping bag on Monday or Tuesday, that will help us with our packing. There will be laundry needs and ironing projects s
Dear Families, Miss Nicole and I are continuing the marionette puppet show of “Queen Bee” we shared at the May Faire. If you missed it that day, know that your child will have several opportunities to receive this story. I know some were unable to enter once the story was
Dear Families, We celebrated another student’s sixth birthday on Thursday. Such celebration. We now have six six year- olds in our classroom! These six year-olds are working on their puppets for our story we’ll share at the Kindergarten Ceremony of June 3. They are focused
Dear Sunflower Garden Families, I’ve concluded the telling of Three Billy Goats Gruff. We enjoyed telling it sitting in a circle on the floor and moving the goats around our circle until each reached the hillside. We also told it outside in the Memorial Garden, where children
Charter for Children’s Play Children play best: When adults are watchful but not intrusive, when safe ground lends courage to their discoveries and adventures. When their trust in life is whole, when they welcome the unknown, and are fearless. When the world is shared with them.
Dear Sunflower Garden Families, Today Ms. Griffith brought in branches of snowy May for May Day! We danced with them around our circle singing songs we’ll sing while dancing around the May Pole on May 16. We visited classrooms and delivered a branch of snowy May to the teachers
Dear Sunflower Garden Families, We returned from spring break to a more colorful classroom. Lady Spring has appeared on our nature table along with spring colors, flowers, and animals. What about those three eggs in the nest? What surprises of spring await us? In circle we are singing
This is a fantastic and insightful article-worth a read!
"Connecting and talking with our children is critical to brain development. Kissing a boo-boo or giving him a bear hug after a rough day at school isn’t just an act. Endorphins are released in the brain which help our child feel happy and relaxed while reducing physical and emotional pain." ...