In the classroom


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 […]


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 […]

Smokey

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, […]


forest

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Forest Visit

By Britt Alstad During our Story Book Journey of Goldilocks And The Three Bears, the Children’s House classroom has a ranger station, forest miniatures, forest stuffed animals, and ranger costumes. We thought a visit from Boulder Open Space and Mountain […]


Harvest fair

A Harvest Fair

Last Friday, we had another cross-curriculum farm to preschool experience. Children’s art abounded with our recycled supplies to build farm stands. Corks, wallpaper samples, plastic tops, wax, tissue paper, and wooden coins were among some of the plethora of choices. Children dedicated time, attention and concerted efforts to […]


Connecting Over New Food From our Bountiful Harvest

Our snack menu continues to follow the season as we harvest the final veggies from our garden. One creation the children made was pickled vegetables. The children worked diligently slicing radishes and white turnips with plastic knives for pickling. We talked […]


Kale Chips

Bugs and Kale Chips

Cooking the chips With fresh kale growing in the garden, Michael biked over to cut some kale leaves. Four children volunteered to wash and cut the kale. Some specialized words associated to this experiential job were “kale”, “rib”, “half”, and […]