a is for apple and arrow

finding old photos never shared…

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a writing
never requesting perfection, children practice making lines and shapes that match the “books.”

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a is for apple
one day we tasted three colors of apples, then rolled little gifted wooden apples in tubs with paint (and when they unintentionally got put in another tub, the result was stunning…and realistic). the next day we used rolls of paper (the kind for a cash register) as “apples” for printing.

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arrow
and then this was a good time.

n is for nest

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struck with an 8:15 am urge: i made a nest for us to play in.

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two overturned horseshoe shaped tables, fabric, masking tape and blankets made a cozy nest…completed with bird books, stuffed animal birds and our bird song clock (bird songs on the hour or when the red button is pushed).

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with this music in the background and this as the view from the inside, it was as peaceful as I like to imagine a nest can be.

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m is for miscellaneous (!!)

along with our honoring of dr. king, we got busy with magnets, jumped like monkeys on donated crib mattresses (thank you families!), practiced posing like mountains, looked in mirrors and used markers in our journals.

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it was magnificent!