Discovering Art Through Community Collaboration

By Carroll Scott-McIntyre Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.- Pablo Picasso One of my favorite forms of artistic expression is a collage. Through my first few years at Little Owl, it has been my favorite thing to do with the children. This year, being [...]

A Natural Path to Learning

By Kelsie Castro “Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.” - Bruce Lee Sitting in the backyard after lunch, I was intrigued by a voice that called to me from inside our tunnel.  “Hey, Kelsie! We are going to collect berries and count them!”  Looking over, I noticed [...]

“It’s a cycle”

By Shannon Weaver When Hazel added that phrase in conversation to our provocation, it was a ta-dah moment! “Yes, exactly!” All the children in the small group nodded, Jonathan added, “It’s called a life cycle.” Once again, “YES!” This fall, when the children returned to school, our sunflower plants had finished growing. The yellow petals [...]

Wellness

By Amber Norman As the Fall program at Little Owl is settling in, the children have been joining me for our first yoga and wellness groups. The Wellness program is in its beginning stages, and already I’m seeing the benefits and excitement from the children over it. The Wellness program offers yoga, meditation, dance, movement, [...]

When Walls Fall…

By Kaileigh Reed As a new teacher this year, I was eager to take in all of Little Owl - its philosophy, ways, rhythms, and flow. I especially was filled to meet all the new faces I would spend much time with. As the months flew by, and I started to feel the comfort of [...]

Clay’s Dynamic Qualities

By Amber Norman I would like to share a short story about a day in the Oak Room when clay was open for exploration. Now that it has been introduced to Oak Room children, this exceptional medium will be available most days. On this day, I noticed a group of children come to the clay [...]

I Wonder What Would Happen If…

A Different Perspective to KAPLA Blocks By Matt Emmons As teachers, when setting up our classrooms, we try to always be as intentional as we can; to have a plan. If someone were to come into our classes and ask why something is out or why it is set up in a certain way, teachers [...]