Category Archives: Rituals

Tadpole Tuesdays: Simple, Natural Repetition and Connection

Today, at the art table the children colored school buses with their favorite colors of crayons.  While they were coloring, we talked about the colors and shapes. The children were working on their fine motor skills. At the media table, … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Huntley Meadows and Animal Costumes

Today at Morning Meeting a Frog shared that she will be leaving Frog Pond soon (her family will be moving out of the area).  She also shared about one of her favorite memories at Frog Pond—getting birthday biscuits.  I also … 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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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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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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Child-Friendly Recipe: Pineapple Escalloped

A good winter recipe to use dried or canned fruit when local fresh is not available. Children begin to develop a sense of cooking and use their hand coordination for cracking eggs, tearing bread, mixing pineapples and eggs. Wash hands … Continue reading

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A Busy Day at the Pond

Wow! Today has been an eventful day! This morning we welcomed two former tadpoles into our frog class! We are excited for them in this new step of their journey at Frog Pond. We welcomed them with music and with … 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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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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