Ana and Mary’s Newsletter Sept. 30th, 2016 “The secret of the wise one is…to be curious, to ask questions, to notice, to use one’s senses, to wonder, ….” (Students in our class in response to reading The Wise Woman and Her Secret). From the Classroom Noticing questions that come up as we read and beyond … More September 30th Newsletter
Ana and Mary’s Newsletter ~ September 23rd, 2016 How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. -Buckminster Fuller The children all took a mini-fieldtrip out to the school garden to sketch and draw the geodesic dome greenhouse. Students were fascinated to notice how triangles turned into … More September 23rd Newsletter
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – Buckminster Fuller In class this week we were inspired by the story Roberto: The Insect Architect. We also began learning about the architect, scientist, artist and engineer Buckminster Fuller and his designs. We built and experimented … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter Sept. 16th, 2016
Ana and Mary’s Newsletter Sept. 9th, 2016 “The core of learning is not in the information…but in the interaction between a child and the environment.” (Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health) Right outside our classroom door is a small bulletin board. We use it to post our most recent newsletter but … More September 9th Newsletter
Mary and Ana hosted the first Community Circle of the year. The first three pictures are of Community Circle and the last picture is from Choice Time.
Ana and Mary’s Newsletter Sept. 2nd, 2016 “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein A terrible Gruncher is haunting the MinPin Forest and little Billy who had ventured into it (against his mother’s advice!) is stuck in a tree – together with thousands of tiny people called the … More September 2nd Newsletter