“When a connection is real…”

By Alexis Masingill When I started at Little Owl, I was so excited and nervous about making a good impression with the teachers and families. Carroll and I were already friends, so that was helpful. But making new connections is hard when you come into a group that has already been acclimated. I remember meeting [...]

Becoming A Teacher

By Kaileigh Reed I have been letting my mind wander during these quarantine days. My wanderings have led me to ponder this question:  What is a teacher? Or, more accurately, who is a teacher? Right away, some adjectives flood my mind like, kind, patient, emphatic, flexible, versatile. But is a teacher just a list of [...]

What Really Matters?

By Kelsie Castro "Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond, and how to let life in so that it can touch you."- Jim Rohn It's no secret that the end of this school year looks vastly different than what many of us [...]

Not on Her Watch: Fostering a Leader’s Heart

By Bernadette Nicholas On a sunny afternoon, shortly before our winter break, I walked over to Azelie as she worked near the rosemary bushes, curious about what she was working on. I wondered about the small piles of sand I saw, on top of which Azelie was carefully arranging pieces of rosemary she had picked [...]

My Thought On Clay

By Darryl Redick When working with young children, I wanted to help them appreciate and use their resources to communicate with the world. Their resources are their hands, feet, eyes, and voice. I wanted them to be able to use materials to express what is inside their hearts and minds; I wanted them to strive [...]

Community Is…

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford By Kelsie Castro A few months ago in the Olive room we asked our group of children what they thought community meant. At first there was silence as the children looked around at each other. This was a big [...]

Nailed It!

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 [...]