Happenings


Garden Day Earth Day

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to invite families out to our school garden to prepare the plot for the season.  Earlier in April we had spent a day preparing the soil and planting some of the cold hardy seeds, […]

Earth Day

Neighborhood

The People In The Neighborhood

Who Are The People In Our Neighborhood? Taking our circle time song (“The People In the Neighborhood”) and act out with our miniature people to the streets. Our preschoolers headed out for a rainy day walk.We asked the students, “Who […]


Learning About Different Abilities

Learning About Different Abilities in the Classroom Our current story features a picture of a family with a member of the family in a wheelchair. Different abilities are abundant in our world and we have had a few opportunities to […]

Different Abilities

PLay dough

Making Play Dough

Last week’s rain had us looking for extra indoor fun, so we made our own play dough. Any sort of recipe draws a crowd and is a great opportunity for us to integrate math and literacy in a fun, hands-on […]


Pear Tree Visit, part 1

Blossoming Before Our Eyes The April air is sweet with the smell of fruit tree blossoms. On Friday, the Children’s House science explorers set out to see how nature was blooming at our beloved, prolific pear tree! With paper and markers in hand, […]

Pear

The Garden Begins

Our first weekend at the garden this year was a lot less work than last year.  Last year we built garden beds, put in irrigation, and shoveled mountains of dirt and wood-chips. This year we were able to reap the […]


Everyday is Earth Day for Children’s House Preschoolers

Why limit Earth Day to one day of the year, when our planet needs to be looked after everyday?  Children regularly use sticks, rakes, bags and gloves to clean out Elmer’s 2 Mile Creek behind our school.  Team work is […]

Earth Day

February

February Adventures

We began February with our picture book, Humpty Dumpty by Jonas Sickler which was set in ancient China. We integrated this story with Chinese New Year traditions such as getting a haircut, venerating our ancestors and sharing the gift of […]


Snow Again – Time For Fun!!

We all love Boulder.  Earlier this week the weather was sunny and warm, with the temperatures being similar to those in Melbourne Australia. Michael had just returned from an unusually cold summer trip to see family and meet up with […]

snow

Smokey

Smokey Bear

Children gathered around to hear the legend of Smokey Bear, yesterday. The set up included a Smokey Bear sign and the painting of the burnt tree. Britt wore the Ranger hat and did an act out of the story of […]