In the classroom


Tonka Time

Michael was overjoyed to find that a local ranch and feed store had metal Tonka trucks available – not the plastic ones that seem to have taken over the toy shop shelves.  We have had metal trucks since before Elaine […]

Tonka

Sunflower Sushi

Sunflower Sushi

The Sunflower Sprouts Despite it being the middle of winter, our children have been enjoying the chance to see life grow.  We planted 2 tubs with sunflower seeds that the children had harvested from our garden last Spring.  The children […]


Polar Gear Presentation

We have been studying the polar region for the past month, and last week we were honored to invite one of the children’s dad along to share his experiences of the polar world. Mike, a scientist who works in Greenland, […]


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 […]


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 […]

Neighborhood

Different Abilities

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 […]


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 […]

PLay dough

Earth Day

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 […]


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 […]

February

snow

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 […]