We were climbing around on our favorite downed trees this week. First in the cold and then in the snow. It was such fun to finally have snow to play in! The children found it was a perfect sliding snow, and acted like a group of penguins trying to find the best slides, shooting down on their bellies, bottoms, and backs. They also had great fun following all the fresh tracks that we could find in the snow. "Who do you think this was?" "Look at how close the tracks are." "Was t
It was an odd week of fits and starts. We didn't have school on Monday because of Martin Luther King Day, had early dismissal due to ice on Tuesday, had an ice day on Wednesday, and then lost half of our class to sickness at the end of the week. We still managed to do some learning though, and it was a good excuse to mix up our regular schedule a bit, shifting the timing to best fit the class. We still made sure to have plenty of time for outside play. The milder weather has
Who knew there could be so much ice and so much mud all in the same week? Adventure walks and recess centered around sliding on the ice, cracking the ice, gathering armfuls of ice crystals, and trying to break off a huge shelf of ice amidst a thick fog. On that warm day, all the mud came out. Mud to make mysterious chemicals, mud for painting on rocks, and mud to smear on faces. It was a little window into spring. Theme: NYS History We jumped into some big and some smaller id
It felt so nice to be back at school this last week. After a lovely time away with lots of family and friend time, we could all just slip back into our rhythms of school life. The children wanted to share their adventures with me and each other, but they also seemed eager to sign in, grab their handwriting books, and settle in. I always feel like January and February are some of my best months for really delving into the academic work of school. While we continue to work on t
Parent Weekly Emails
Each week, Country Classroom Head Teacher Tracy writes an email to our parents. Many of those emails we publish here.