Finishing Touches

Another week with everything falling into place, ending another year, where everything fell into place. The students at Country Classroom are getting ready to celebrate the end of the school year. We have been remembering and practicing our favorite songs, so that we can share them with our families at the Gallupville House on Thursday. We finished up this week with a work party in which parents (and grandparents) showed up en masse to help us get out school ready for the summer. It is all coming together as it all winds down. Tree Time with Scott Monday and Tuesday, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders got special lessons with Scott. They were provided with the advanced class on Tree Identification

The Wonderful Thing About Questions

Nancy asked our children, "Do you know what's the wonderful thing about questions?" They had lots of ideas for that one. "Once you ask one, you come up with more and more and more!" "You get to look for the answers!" "They're fun to think about." "Sometimes you just can't figure out the answer, and that's pretty cool." "Maybe you can study them when you're big." We nurture so many questions here and give them the respect they need. I'm glad that our children can tell, value questions so highly, and are always willing to ask more (and more and more). Cheryl's PreK Reflections Inch by inch and row by row, we are going to make our garden grow! Thank you to Taza for coming to talk to us more abo

Buzzing Into June

The bees, wasps, ants, butterflies, beetles, worms, pill bugs, salamanders, toads, chipmunks and all sorts of other animal friends have been showing their faces around our school yard and woods. The children observe them carefully and generate all sorts of questions. "Do bugs have eyelids?" "Do salamanders have bones in their legs? They move all funny." "What do salamanders eat?" We look so more as we try to answer some of these questions and consult some of our books to see if we can find out even more. Cheryl's PreK Reflections "Eeek! An ant! A bee!" The squeals of fear by some were real at the beginning of this week as we practiced slowly walking away or gently shooing away insects being

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