By Alexis Masingill Harry could often be found walking around the classroom carrying a large unit block and making motor sounds. I would ask him, “What are you doing?” He would reply with a shrug. But one day, he looked at me and said, “It’s a chainsaw.” The Seedling teachers discussed the need for a [...]
By Vanessa Sanchez During planned possibilities, I observed a child in our art studio, expressing his feelings to Rebecca. He was reflecting on his behavior from the past year. He mentioned how that has affected his friendships at the beginning of this school year. The more I listened to him and watched his facial expressions, [...]
By Kelsie Castro “And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton I stood at the top of the lookout watching as the sprinkling of rain we had been playing in started to become a shower. What we thought would [...]
By Bernadette Nicholas Recently, the Oak Room was overcome with bugs! Not real ones, but thanks to the many spiders and “milkweed beetles” previously spotted around the backyard, children have shown a renewed interest in insects. To explore that interest, children were invited to create bug habitats with different mediums. On this day, a bug [...]
By Kelsie Castro “Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu Each year, especially as our children grow, we grapple with how to support the developing dynamics of different friend groups. With each new class of students we see new relationships develop, [...]
By Sara Zacuto
"I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
By Kelsie Castro
"How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?"