In the classroom


Eclipse at Children’s House Preschool

Eclipse activities filled Children’s House on Monday. Students arrived eager to understand the event, prepared with eclipse glasses or even some pinhole viewers made at home. Several students made their own viewers in art, using cardboard boxes and tinfoil, while […]


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 […]


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 […]


Shall we have tea?

The children at Children’s House have been discovering the delights of tea and the tradition and etiquette of tea parties. It started one cold day before holiday break, when Elaine decided to offer the children a warm option to our usual fruit smoothie. […]


Fairies!

The art table was a flutter with activity last week when CHP mom, Suzy, came to do a fairy project with the children. Suzy and her two boys brought supplies for the fairies, including old-fashioned style crafting clothespins for bodies, […]