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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Open House & Craft Afternoon

Morning Glory Garden is pleased to announce a Holiday Crafting Afternoon and Open House!

Just in time to make a special handmade present for you and yours, join us Saturday December 17th from Noon until Naptime!
We will have a Free Holiday craft for each parent to work on with their child and take home.

Please R.S.V.P. to this event at jesanthonis@gmail.com

Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

lantern walk

this week we celebrated martinmas by holding a small lantern walk at our new playschool location. although we had a few stumbles, lights that went out too soon and it wasn't quite dusk when we started out it was still lovely and nourishing the way only a lantern walk can be. the children and I are still humming our songs from the past few weeks as the play becomes centered around lanterns, fire and walking out to the crabapple tree where the walk to place to look for lost lanterns, lost mittens and papa footprints. instead we found half eaten deer apples (almost more exciting!)

Monday, October 17, 2011

{this week on a rainy day}
we polished our apples
we made apple butter
we built forts
we chased chickens in mud puddles
we found secret stars

Friday, September 30, 2011

celebrating micha-el}

I'll be a knight for Michael, too,
And polish my crown to a golden hue.
Ask the gnomes the iron to mine,
Iron from the stars, from the earth, so fine,
To bring to the blacksmith, who with his might
Will make me a sword, so strong, so bright.

Friday, September 16, 2011

apple time!

many of our apples were lost to the winds of hurricane irene but a few did survive. this week at school we set about to pick the best ones and bring the not so good ones as a special treat for the chickens.
everyones bellies were full!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hours of Operation...

Our Morning Garden~
Wednesday,Thursday,Friday 8:30 -12:30 with extended day 12:30-3:15
2 day option available, 5 day option available if needed*

{About our Playschool}

{About our Playschool}

Our Mission~
To provide a caring environment for nourishing children's senses through imaginative work and play, seasonal celebrations and crafts. Children will learn to care for themselves and their environment through daily activities and a group dynamic that resembles the way a family works together. Our small program allows us to know and care for each child.

Our space~
Our space is a great little cape with ample fenced in backyard space, perennial garden beds, vegetable garden and chicken coop. We have a great small Cedarworks play structure and a sandbox.We have a picnic bench for snacking and working outside weather permitting.

Festivals & Celebrations~
We will celebrate the festivals by season and make seasonal crafts during the weeks before the celebrations. We will also invite the parents to join in on some of the festivals like Soltice Spiral and Lantern Walk. We will also celebrate each child's birthday (or half birthday if they are a summer baby) and invite parents and siblings to join us in those celebrations.

We will always have crafts according to season that replace the other activity of the day sometimes. Recently in our class we have planted wheatgrass, felted eggs, made beeswax snails with a real shell and I have done some hand sewing with our 5 year old...just to name a few. I'm a big crafter so those projects are always a delight to weave into our natural rhythm.  Each child will have a craft basket with an ongoing project that they can work on at their own pace throughout the year.

Natural Toys~
Our toys are made from all natural products such as wood and wool. We bring in as much of the natural world as possible to bring warmth to the children's play. Many of our toys are made in Maine by local crafters.

Our Food~
We will prepare most of our meals with the children as part of the days work. All our food will be Organic and Whole. We encourage the children to bring a vegetable to contribute for soup days. We have apple trees, a cherry tree and a pear tree and will use those fruits when in season. We also have laying hens that will provide enough eggs for our week. Children with wheat/gluten/dairy or other intolerances will be provided with a yummy and healthful alternative.