Maybe we're all being inspired by the birds, but there was quite a bit of nesting going on at Country Classroom this last week. The older kids totally re-built one of our favorite shelters. By the time they were done with it, it was bigger, with a better roof, and they even brought in loppers to make sure there were not too many pokey branches. I love how all of our kids love to build and are actively changing the world around them. They create castles, race tracks, and dog m
Anne Tucker said, "All art requires courage." Our kids express their artistic selves in lots of different ways. This past week one of our students created a puppet show about making new friends. Our PK-second graders took over making a movie about the Revolutionary War, writing a script, collecting costumes, and spending their recess time rehearsing. Our 3rd-6th graders took advantage of the beautiful weather and drew with oil pastels around the school. While some of them wer
Theresa's kids came to me over a month ago with plans for a surprise party for their teacher. Everyone had different jobs, a secret code was created to allow them to call planning meetings, and they recruited me to help with distraction. We used the first part of our P.E. time for some elaborate decorations and were deeply engaged in a game of dodgeball when Theresa returned from her planning time. She was definitely surprised (and pleased) by the scope of what they had done,
Parent Weekly Emails
Each week, Country Classroom Head Teacher Tracy writes an email to our parents. Many of those emails we publish here.