Caterpillars, Artwork, May Faire and More!

fingerpaints spring

spring friends eli hadia rian

Every day there is so much creative play at our little east Asheville preschool. This spring, activities have had us preparing for the recent Waldorf May Faire celebration that we participated in at Azalea Mountain School, getting our spring garden in the ground and honoring all the wonderful creatures of spring (including our classroom’s living caterpillar friends).

Besides all the painting and drawing and recycled sculpture creations, the children have also made and flown their own kites and made artistic stepping stones for Mother’s Day gifts (shhhh! that’s still a secret!).

On May 23, our school will have a booth selling healthy treats at the Oakley Farmers Market’s Spring Fling event. If you’d like to meet some of our families and enjoy live music, baby goats, a puppet show and children’s gardening activities at one of our community’s most kid-friendly farmers markets, stop by between 3:30 and 6:30 pm at the market located behind Oakley United Methodist Church at 607 Fairview Road in Asheville.

We still have slots open for fall 2013, so please let us know if you’re interested!

spencer eli spring

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Loose Ends & Springing Ahead…

The months of January and February were incredibly busy everywhere that I looked.  So many things were started and not finished.  Snow and illness kept many of things for coming into completion….it had myself and our families changing plans at the last minute….and rhythm was hard to find when we DID have school.

But, the sunshine and warmth returned and filled up every part of me.  It has filled our classroom again with regular activity and rhythm.  It’s a beautiful thing.

I am most productive in the Spring, as I am guessing many others are.  With the warmth and sun that we’ve had recently I have begun to finish many in-progress projects…and I’ve finished a handful as well.  Here is a sneak peek of the things to come….for our classroom.  Please bear in mind that this is a *small* peek into the things to come; as I have baskets full of things to complete! (sewing on doll heads, making doll clothing, finishing some crowns, and the like….are on my list of to-dos)



These are early signs of Spring,

When flowers bloom and robins sing,

From their safe warm winter beds,

Flowers pop their little heads.

These are the early signs of Spring,

When flowers bloom and robins sing.


These Flower Babies will be joining us tomorrow in Our Classroom.  They are completed-PHEW!  I got inspiration from ….I had to create them immediately—knowing that it was the exact thing for our seasonal table.  Right now they are tucked ever so tightly into their leaf sleeping bags….and waiting ever so patiently to meet their friends tomorrow in class!

Until then,