Category Archives: Environment

Tadpole Tales: Plants, Birds, and Rainbows

The weather was as close to perfect as could be  — Wow! It was so much fun playing outside with the Tadpoles. In small groups the children planted seedlings outside with Ms. Lora, and later with me. Then we watered the plants. That … Continue reading

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April Brings Showers and Lots of Frog Fun

At Frog Pond, where our foundation is built on science and nature study, our curriculum is closely linked to natural cycles. In April we celebrate the life-giving beauty of the rain, as it waters the earth, stimulating life and new … Continue reading

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Child’s Play: Using Balloons to Learn About Wind

March is an idea time to explore wind. Children love balloons. What better way to teach children about the wind than to incorporate one of their favorite play things. Last week, the children brought balloons to Toad Mountain. We blew … Continue reading

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A Frog Pond Ritual: Getting Ready Spring

One of our dear, sweet Spring rituals is the spreading of seeds by the children. Between St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of Spring, the children spread clover and grass seeds, with a little help from the March winds, … Continue reading

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All-Natural Pioneer Toys

Today was a beautiful day! I showed the frogs some things I had found on a walk with my family this past weekend. There were balls of flying seeds, owl pellets, and a piece of animal fur. After I shared my story, some … 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 … Winter Exploration

There are three things animals do to survive the cold winter months—migrate, hibernate or insulate. For kids and their families I would add one thing more: stimulate. Winter can be boring if we hole up in our dens all day. … Continue reading

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Tadpole Class: Hot and Cold, Fire and Water

A sneak peak at what our Tadpole students are exploring this month: In keeping with the themes hot, cold, fire, and water, the Tadpole class will be exploring all through water in all its states and we’ll explore fire. We … 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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A Day in the Life of Our Frogs: Frogs in the Woods

Lead Frog Teacher, Sue, regularly journals about the adventures at Frog Pond. Here some highlights from earlier this week: We started a walk in the woods in three small groups. As we walked we wore our fox ears and our … Continue reading

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