It's never an easy thing for me when a year ends. There are always a few more projects I hoped to squeeze in, and a skill or two I wanted to spend more time on. I know that a few students are moving on, and each moment with them feels extra important. All the children write careful appreciations of each other, recognizing the strengths and talents of their friends Rachel's PreK Reflections What a great last full week of school! In preschool, we used the opportunity to explore
Country Classroom's students are working with Bill Morton to make sure that butterflies and hummingbirds have all the flowers they need this summer. The children started seeds weeks ago at their Middleburgh-based independent school. Careful thinning, daily watering, and weeding insured six large trays of healthy seedlings were ready to be planted. After some instructions from Mr. Morton, eager hands plunged into the soil, dug out holes, and gently transplanted the seedlings.
It's that time of year when we are doing final assessments of all the children and writing narrative reports for each child. Do they know their letter sounds? What are they reading? How is their comprehension? What math facts do they know automatically? Can they translate a word problem into an equation? Of course all of this looks different depending on whether we're assessing a 3 year old (games and baskets of fun cards) or a 9 year old (a combination of observation, work s
Parent Weekly Emails
Each week, Country Classroom Head Teacher Tracy writes an email to our parents. Many of those emails we publish here.