Talking and Doing and Thinking

The past two weeks have been a little short - conferences with families, holidays, and professional development have all taken us away from regular school days. I revel in those other important days too. I am so grateful each time I sit down for conferences that each family has chose to share their children with us. I love the chance to reflect carefully on each child, gain insight into behaviors that happen outside of school, and share a child's progress and challenges. Having our 10 to 1 student to teacher ratio means that I really have the chance to know how each child is doing and can offer lots of examples of the child's work and thinking. We also have the luxury of meeting with each fa

Beauty and Curiosity

I was struck a few year ago when I asked the children to collect beautiful leaves how many of the ones they picked had holes or spots or lumps. These "less than perfect" leaves peaked their curiosity about the anomalies, and those differences were part of why they found them beautiful. It was a reminder for me to look closer and see the beauty in the variations. Rachel's PreK Reflections Beauty, curiosity, and peacefulness are all qualities we treasure in our Preschool program, and also ones that Mother Earth provides for us daily. We spend much of our time outdoors (please remember to send rain gear AND winter gear depending on that day’s weather right now!), hiking, exploring, playing, and

Parent Weekly Emails

Each week, Country Classroom Head Teacher Tracy writes an email to our parents. Many of those emails we publish here. 


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