Simple As Egg

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye- it is very beautiful.” ~Kailash Satyarthi By Julia Gondova Medeiros One day, I brought to my colleagues some of the traditional Slovak pastries that I had baked. This sparked a conversation between Chef Sean and me about different varieties of flour and the dough [...]

Slow Down and Connect

By Rebecca Sadler Part of our classroom philosophy is slowing down. Whether it is our curriculum or our bodies, being mindful of what we are doing is very important. Through the connections we make during the day we can grow, but we need time to honor them. This mindfulness of slowing down and really taking [...]

The Rhythm of Life

By Alexis Masingill Rhythm-Rhythm generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions" (Anon. 1971) One of the elements that I wanted to bring to this special place was the gift of drumming. The intent of bringing in a few hand drums from my [...]

Taking A Breath

By Kelsie Castro “Whenever you are in doubt, it is best to pause. Few things are so pressing that they cannot wait for a moment of breath.”- TKV Desikachar A few weeks ago I decided to re-introduce our Olive Room children to yoga. Being someone who regularly does yoga on my own, I was excited [...]