We had one of those lovely moments this week where Theresa encourages me to throw my carefully planned schedule out the window in favor of letting the learning settle a little deeper. All of the third through fifth graders were immersed in making their "boxes." They were drilling, nailing, measuring, assembling, and re-assembling as necessary. They were helping each other out. They wanted to finish, and why on earth would we stop them. The younger elementary students meanwhil
I was talking with one of our preK parents this past week about how hard it can be as an adult to slow down to child time. It can be so tempting to jump in and just tie that pair of shoes rather than coaching someone through the process. I could simply put all the library books away in their proper places rather than helping to teach the system that organizes our library. We are continuing to settle and develop the routines of the school, and this takes some real time. It see
"It's so good to be back in school," sighed one student as she wrapped me in a hug this past week. I couldn't agree with her more. While I rely on my summer break to relax, recharge, and refocus, I can't wait to jump back into the school year come September. I was tickled to see returning preschool students help show the ropes of our school to some of our new students both younger and older than themselves. We have a growing number of back-to-school traditions like making buc
Parent Weekly Emails
Each week, Country Classroom Head Teacher Tracy writes an email to our parents. Many of those emails we publish here.