Category Archives: Celebrations

Frog Fridays:

Today Frogs turned into vultures and soared over much of Toad Mountain looking for food.  First, we pretended to find some deer in the corner of Toad Mountain, by gate to Huntley Meadows.  Then, we imagined there was food in … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tuesdays: Milestones, Seeds, and Leaves

This week we will be learning how “Plants make seeds and Trees lose leaves.” We are looking at a tree everyday and watching to see the leaves changing colors. We will also compare different types of seeds. Today, at the … Continue reading

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Sensory Walk Week! Reflections from the Frogs

The day started out so well, as we found an actual living cicada today, only one wing but it crawled and didn’t complain when the Frogs picked it up and carried it around before returning it to the tree. For … Continue reading

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Celebrating Grandmother Oak Tree

Today, families will gather for our Grandmother Oak Tree Tea Party, to honor and celebrate an oak that is more than 200 years old. She rests near the edge of our property and graces our children with her presence. This Frog … Continue reading

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Family Work Party Success!

Thank you to all of our families for the large and enthusiastic participation in the Family Work Party and to those who solved the Work Party “Puzzler.” This year it was a group of six or seven dads who created … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Community and Heritage

The landscapes and living things in natural communities near Frog Pond are important parts of our community and heritage. We missed taking our usual nature hikes in November and December, so when we resumed the walks in January it felt … Continue reading

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The Four Directions

This month as we talk about heritage and honoring our ancestors, I highlight the Four Directions in order to draw us to the heritage of our school’s founder, Pam Tinker ~ Mother Duck. Her unconventional ways and commitment to a … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Starlight

Science Sarah Says … Starlight by Sarah Glassco Holiday light displays have been getting more extravagant every year it seems to me—but have you ever seen the majestic beauty of the Milky Way sweeping across the night sky? You must … Continue reading

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Food, Family, Preparing for Winter

This fall season has been a whirl of activity.  Our October theme of preparing for winter was not only for the squirrels and migrating birds!  We prepared for a very successful Fall Festival. In addition we prepared for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Thank You Fall Festival Sponsors!

Thank you to the following sponsors who contributed to the success of our Second Annual Fall Festival. We simply could not have done it without the support of our Frog Pond families, the communities and the following organizations!     … Continue reading

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