“The green bird laid her eggs.” By Emily, 6yrs
“It’s a robin! The robins are here!” -Emily, 6.3 yrs
Emily: I wanted to make a boat, a colorful one, because the one I made out of wood was not colorful, it was tan. I made a ‘nother boat and it was colorful. I put a roll of paper towels to make the pole, and I cutted out paper to…
The Adventures of Lily and Isabella by Emily, 6.3 years Emily was enamored with the new recycling and collage material basket in the studio. During free play, she found two socks and made a very spontaneous sock puppet. She’s not sure where she learned of this idea. Fiona was very…
by Emily, age 5
Ever since the Derecho of 2012, which caused the transformers outside of Emily’s bedroom windows to explode multiple times, and flattened both of the family cars, Emily has been dealing with her fear of storms.
After overhearing a brief adult discussion of the Oklahoma tornados at school today (just the word “tornado”), she painted this picture, and then narrated the description in this video. While unfortunate that she overheard the conversation, it became such a powerful way to express and deal with her fears and emotions.
Sydney Gurewitz Clemens shares her article Discussing the News with 3-7 Year Olds
I love it when the classroom culture supports curiosity and learning at every turn, naturally. We are working on a Stained Glass Window project to represent our beloved Skunk Cabbage Marsh. We were dividing up jewels to find out how many of each color that we had. This naturally turned…
While hiking, Emily declared, “I found a leg!” She would love to know what kind of animal it came from, why it was there and is curious if the bend in the leg is it’s knee, or a break in the bone.Very curious children!