Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – November 2010

November was an intriguing mix of extremes: from going barefoot on November 4 and noticing more and more signs of spring to a severe winter snow and ice storm with high winds that knocked out power to our entire island and shut down everything in the Puget Sound region for two days on November 22. […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – October 2010

We were still experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures during October leading us to observe many signs of spring, such as leaf buds, sprouts and insects. We have also heard lots of frogs and the wren singing its spring celebration song. Some of the kids went barefoot right through the second week of October! We have talked […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – September 2010

What a wonderful first month back at school! The weather has been unseasonably warm and we’ve had a lot of barefoot days this fall. Chickadees and towhees have been visiting us and we’ve been hearing frogs croaking, squirrels chattering, ravens calling. We’ve had opportunities to study spider’s webs as they glisten in the sun. Mushrooms […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – June 2010

The month of June was, for the most part, overcast and cool. However we found plenty to do and to make and to explore and to learn! The animals were definitely more active as the season progressed from spring to summer. We saw several of our native garter snakes. (NOTE to Parents: it is NOT […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – May 2010

It has been a glorious month with some weather warm enough for us to finally go barefoot and even shed our rain pants for a couple of days as the ground is drying out. The insects are busy moving about, in the air and across the ground. We have seen several different kinds of bumblebees, […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – April 2010

Spring has definitely arrived at Cedarsong and the forest is exploding with new growth and blossoming flowers. New leaves on the evergreen huckleberry are dramatic, being a lovely range of yellow, pink, and red colors. The kids are enjoying eating this treat (they call it “goodness”) and adding it to our morning forest tea. The […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – March 2010

We have had a mix of weather this month, starting out with barefoot weather the first week of March to gale winds, driving rain and hail later in the month. The children have all been appropriately dressed, however, and we have very much enjoyed all of the various weathers and the science lessons they provide […]

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Cedarsong Emergent Curriculum – February 2010

We had glorious weather in February leading to an acceleration of signs of spring. We have moved from talking about buds to talking about sprouts and we have added sweet cicely to our list of young edibles that already includes chickweed, miners lettuce, bitter cress, heal all, and cleavers. We ate our first raw nettle […]

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