Monthly Archives: March 2011

an inspiration…

“I believe that maturity is not an outgrowing but a growing up: that an adult is not a dead child but a child who survived. I believe that all the best faculties of a mature human being exist in the … Continue reading

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A peak into life at the watertable.

Shai at the water table exercising her fine motor skills with buttons and tubes. Pinching, releasing, filling and dumping. These are the activities that strengthen the muslces she needs to help hold a paintbrush to paint, to help hold her pencil when she’s … Continue reading

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Working to Save Childhood.

Tom Hobson from Woodland Park Cooperative Preschools wrote this on his amazing Teacher Tom Blog. Here’s a quote but I strongly urge you to read the entire article. “We hardly know what education is any more. We hardly know what … Continue reading

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How Children Learn Manners

By Naomi Aldort Our son Yonatan came home last Christmas from the theater and related an observation. On the way from the theater to the lobby he noticed that parents were instructing the children to ask the Santa Claus for … Continue reading

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Portraits of Birds by Orcas Friends!

Our friends in Orcas Island Classroom have been exploring the wonderful word of Birds! what they look like, what they eat, where they live, how the move and what they sound like! As the studio teacher I was invited in to lead … Continue reading

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It was sunny and I needed out of the Studio.

So we painted our fence Yellow (with a bit of gold sparkles of course!). Plus its always fun putting on painting smocks and working together! When they asked me “Why are we painting the fence Jaala?” the asnwer of “Just … Continue reading

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Wax Paintings.

 Crayons melted to a liquid and painted. Also known as Encaustic. This technique requires a lot of patience and repetitive motion. The students really discovered the joys of trial and error and in the long run found the most efficient way … Continue reading

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