The Fun Stuff
Our circles are collections of seasonally inspired songs, poetry, movement, and games to help develop bodily awareness, listening, and wonder for the natural world.
Children are free to explore the natural world, to run, and to play. We tend to the chickens, goats, pigeons, dogs, and bunnies daily. The children help in the garden by digging, planting, watering and harvesting vegetables and flowers. We have a large sand box, trees for climbing, hammocks, swings, and many fairy houses. We go outside every day rain or shine!
Stories are told from memory to develop the imagination. Stories are chosen from fairy tales, the natural world, or created by the teachers to explore important class issues. These stories are repeated for several days with a culminating puppet show or dramatic re-enactment.
Play is at the heart of our program. Children may choose to explore dramatic play, building activities and art. We offer simple, open ended toys made of natural materials such as wooden blocks, silks, shells, and stones. When play is allowed to be child driven, children learn how to work in groups, to share, negotiate, resolve conflicts, practice decision making skills, and learn self-advocacy skills.
Calendar of days off
Tree Sprites fall program is open, Monday- Thursday from August 23rd through June 3rd. except for the following days during the 2016/2017 school year:
- September 6th Labor Day
- November 24th,25th Thanksgiving Break
- December 20th to December 30th Christmas Break
- February 21st-24th Winter Break
- April 11th-14th Spring Break
- May 30th Memorial Day
- April 12th-16th Spring Break
- May 31st Memorial day
- June 3rd Last Day School