Capturing a Moment in Time

When our younger students heard through the Country Classroom grapevine that the older kids are making a time capsule, there was a whole lot of excitement. Some kids seemed to think it was going to space, but there was very little disappointment when they learned it was actually going to buried instead. "Like treasure?!" When I asked them to make a goal for this year at school, time capsules featured really heavily. I'm pretty sure we just joined this project, and I'm grateful that I can say "Yes!" when they are this excited about a project. Our kids were having lots of fun with loose parts play. Our older kids decided they wanted to take our tube and turn it on end to use as a "basketball h

Butterflies and Breathing

Every new year starts with some nervous butterflies for me, and with all of the new COVID-19 protocols in place, we had a few more things to wonder about this year. When our older cohort first arrived, I could see it in their body language and hear it in their voices. They were feeling pretty nervous too. When I asked the PK through second graders how many of them felt a little nervous about the first day of school, lots of hands went up. But with both groups, I watched them start to relax after a short time - laughter rang in the air, eyes crinkled up (even if their smiles were hidden by masks), and they were just so glad to be in the company of other kids again. Outdoor Learning We've alwa

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