It's been an interesting few weeks for our Country Classroom community. Last weekend we went into a precautionary quarantine under the guidance of the Schoharie County Health department. We changed from our hybrid schedule to all remote learning, and the teachers swung into action. It was a new rhythm and a new set of schedules. We did a combination of whole group, small group, and one-on-one lessons. Our kids and families demonstrated their resilience yet again - reading, dr
Checking in has always been a big deal at our school. In past years, we've encouraged young students to "Check in with her face. What do you see?" "Check in with your friend. Ask him if he's okay?" Now masks may make the face checking a bit harder - we've all been working on reading eyebrows and eyes - but keeping tabs on each other is a key part of kindness and a key part of our school. We try to keep families in the loop as much as possible by writing these updates, sending
Wet rain, snow, and wind all brought their challenges to our outdoor classroom this week. Our kids responded by layering up in snowsuits and hats, building fires, and running around during breaks to warm up. When we couldn't feel our fingers or our pencils immediately ripped any paper (from the damp), it was time to head inside for some academic time before coming back out for recess and our afternoon adventure walk. Settling inside with a book for relax and read feels extra
Parent Weekly Emails
Each week, Country Classroom Head Teacher Tracy writes an email to our parents. Many of those emails we publish here.