Learning (to be) Together

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By Cheryl What a great week!   We continued the process of learning about togetherness and community in all aspects of our day.  Simultaneously, we are enjoying deepening relationships with the children and learn more about each one every day.  We welcomed new friends, Graham, Haddie, and Stella (returning) to our growing group.  I think our daily rhythm is evolving … Read More

Shelter

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By Laura The children and teachers have begun to add to the teepee in The Commons. Through draping, tearing, cutting, clipping, knotting and weaving fabric this stick structure is transforming into a safe house during a game of chase, a place for poking heads out of windows or sending post through the mail slot. We are excited to see how … Read More

Learning from Each Other

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By Laura I wanted to highlight a couple moments from this past week that reminded me of why I love teaching in a multi-age classroom: Children communicate their ideas through a wide variety of media and representations (The ‘Hundred Languages of Children’ described by the Reggio Emilia philosophy). In the classroom we encourage children to develop and refine their ideas … Read More

The Commons

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By Laura This was our first week enjoying The Commons, our outdoor classroom. On Tuesday, before heading outside to explore and play we asked the children what we might encounter in that space. Here are some of their guesses: Jadon: A tiger! Perry: Baby chicks. Ujia: Frogs. Hewett: Police cars! Linny: Worms. Lila: Let’s go out! We might find blackberries. … Read More