Posts by Shannon

Upstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Upstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter

Dear Upstairs Families, It was wonderful to see parents, as well as extended family members, at our Winter Solstice Tea Party. It was such an exciting time for the children to share the gifts they made for their classmate. As we enjoyed the tea, cookies, and larger community, I was reminded of how many parent volunteers helped to make this day so special. We would like to thank all our cookie makers, those that helped with setting and cleaning up, and Page Rockwell, our invitation maker. A special thank you to Erin Sink, our event planner, who spent many hours preparing and gathering the...

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Downstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Downstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter

First, welcome to the New Year! I would like to sincerely thank the parent community for the generosity of gifts offered and words of appreciation stated, which means a lot to me. I like to think of the school as our school, and the support that all of you offer confirms that. Looking back briefly, we have accomplished some wonderful things in 2018: The major redesign of the deck area and lower yard has been the most significant change to our infrastructure over the past year. This remodel allows the children more space to run, climb, and enjoy the outdoors in a novel and...

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Upstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Upstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

Dear Upstairs Families, ‘Tis the season for giving thanks and remembering those we are grateful for in our lives. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for our amazing parent community. Because of your help and support, it is possible to continue with our daily routines and work cycle. Weekly laundry, animal care taking, arts and craft projects, and special event volunteers are some of the many ways our parents support our classroom and school. We truly appreciate all that you do! Our upcoming December studies will include studying seeds, aquatic biomes,...

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Downstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Downstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

Dear Downstairs Parents, Each year I look so forward to our annual Winter Solstice Tea Party and Gift Exchange. We encourage children to veer from the habit of focusing on what they will be receiving for the holidays by instilling a sense of joy to have the opportunity to create and give gifts to those they care about. For the Gift Exchange at school, the children will draw a name from a bowl and then have the task of making a creative gift for their friend that they can enjoy and appreciate. Homemade gifts in the past included superhero capes, dress up jewelry, homemade playdough, and...

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Gratefulness Day: Stone Soup

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gratefulness Day: Stone Soup

This year, we celebrated Gratefulness Day a bit differently. Throughout the month of November, we read Stone Soup to the children. This story is about three strangers who arrive hungry, tired, and without food to an unknown village. One by one, the people of that town contribute an item, eventually supplying the hungry travelers with enough ingredients to feed the entire village. On Gratefulness Day, each child brought one item to school. Throughout the morning, the children helped to wash, peel, and prepare the vegetables needed for the soup. Needless to say, we had a lovely feast as...

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