t is for two thousand eleven – two thousand twelve school year

i know some families are looking in this space for information about next year…here is some!

this will stay up there alongside other information too.  watch your email for a letter of confirmation including tuition information in the next couple of weeks.

w is for water play extravaganza

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the last days meant we hauled everything out for water play.
we used our rocking boat as a road blocker.
we used the curb edge of our dead end driveway for a river.
we used any sticks and gravel we could find for a dam.
we used the dammed water for a jumping hole.
we used our gutter and bench for a waterfall.
we took turns with the hose.
if i could have my dream preschool,
there would be thirteen hoses
(using recycled water, of course).

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everytime i do this kind of all-out water play,
i think i should be more intentional about planning for it.
{getting extra clothes, finding towels, taking shoes off, etc.}
it is a good time.

w is for winnipeg children’s garden

updated:  so, while it may not be the same,
it looks like we’ll have a children’s garden
a little closer than manitoba!  thanks, mel, for the tip!

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if you live in winnipeg, you’ve probably been here.
if you don’t, you’ll wish you could go.
on our trip to visit my grandparents this summer we visited
the newly opened winnipeg children’s garden.
we had a lot of fun as a family,
but i couldn’t stop thinking of how much
my preschoolers would love this place.
so, we took pictures for you:

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it was dreamy.
child friendly from the front door.

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it had a balance of natural and high tech play spaces.
foam surfaces and water wheels.
trees to climb and swings that can hold 8 kids.
hills to climb with and without foot holds.
slides and willow tunnels.
drums and banging walls.

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oh, my dear preschoolers:
we would have so. much. fun. here!

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we’ll just have to see how much we can create in our own space!

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