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Spring Brings New Life to Frog Pond

Today we found and observed many new creatures of different shapes and sizes! Hooray for the new life of spring! This morning we discovered two crickets in our classroom, one of them quite small. It had to have been a nymph, or smaller … 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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Diana Delves into Frog Class Fun – Welcome Spring!

As Spring approaches, I have noticed more and more, the beautiful sounds of birds. They are returning to welcome Spring! Though February was rather unpredictable, we hope that March will bring more of the warm, balmy weather that we love. … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Watch Out for Weather

Most of us know that March comes roaring in like a lion and leaves meekly like a lamb—except when it doesn’t! Weather has always been unpredictable in our temperate climate. But we can expect March to be a season of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Tadpole: Vultures

What a great start to a new week at Frog Pond. The Tadpoles started their day with colored water (red) play in the media table. They splished and splashed, poured and dumped, and filled and emptied. At the art table, the Tadpoles … 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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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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Frog Pond Pre-School Open House – Feb. 25th

Join us for an open house on Saturday, February 25th at 9 a.m. Prospective families, curious community members, one and all … please plan to join us on Saturday, February 25th for an open house at Frog Pond. Frog Pond … 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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