Early Childhood West

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We began exploring pumpkin works this week in Early Childhood.  We drew faces on a pumpkin for Art, and we also pounded tees into pumpkins in Practical Life!  Gourd polishing was also a new work explored this week.  We also continued our Science curriculum with new units, living and non/living and land, air and water. Our first Geography...
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Early Childhood students explored their first math units of the year-Greedy Duck and Fractions.  Students could choose from several works exploring these concepts.  Greedy Duck is our unit that explores greater than/less than, and equal.  East students could play games, explore weighted numbers to hang on a balance, and use the symbols to show greater...
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Early childhood continues exploring science units this week! East students are now learning all about leaves and trees while West students are learning all about apples! These science units have extended into creating art pieces about apples, leaves, and trees as well! Cutting strips of paper was also presented from the art shelf. Both classrooms...
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Sensorial work enticed students this week with our first unit-exploring color!  Students explored color mixing, sorting, and identification works.  Also in Sensorial, we introduced the geometric solids and also the monomial cube.  In Practical Life, table scrubbing was introduced in the West classroom as a work to lengthen and strengthen concentration, as well as engage...
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We have welcomed the season of Fall this week! The Early Childhood classrooms introduced their first two science units this week. East students studied and identified different kinds of apples and the West students learned all about leaves and trees. These science units were also extended by tasting different apples and going on a Fall...
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Early Childhood continued adding work to our Sensorial and Practical Life areas this week.  Our red rods and color box one works were added and children explored color, length, and coordination.  We also added clipping clothespins, a work that refines fine motor skills as well as supports our foundational skills of order, concentration, and coordination....
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  We hope everyone had a restful labor day! This week we introduced many more Practical life works including tonging and our snapping and zipping dressing frames. These skills were further explored with our snapping, zipping, open/close, and twisting baskets. This will allow the child to become independent with their own self-care needs! In art,...
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Welcome to the first full week of school for Early Childhood!  Our students are enjoying learning everyone’s names, practicing our routines in the classroom, and exploring many new materials.  This week, we introduced several Sensorial works, including the knobbed and knobless cylinders and the pink tower.  These works entice the child to explore dimension as...
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  Our students are completing many Practical Life works in preparations for closing our classroom community for the year.  Chair scrubbing and cubbie scrubbing were introduced and allowed the children to take ownership over cleaning their own spaces!  These multi-step works also refine their sense of order and independence, as well as lengthen concentration.  We also...
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EC enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather this week! Our week began out in the gardens planting and watering flowers. Children enjoyed some fun multi-step practical life works this week including grating soap and using the grated soap to then make bubbles with a whisk. In Art, they created bubble prints! Shaving cream on a table...
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