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Now viewing articles posted in 2017.
October 13th, 2017 by Monika Geerling
As fall settles in the colors around us remind us of mother nature’s last hurrah before the colder months settle upon us. In art class, Sarah is teaching the children about the beauty and intention that lives within the creation of a mandala. Each child is in the process of...
October 3rd, 2017
The initial briefing session explained the need for understanding group need from personal need. Hiking always brings out the distinction as the faster hikers typically want to split into two groups – fast and slow. This, of course, is not what we choose to do for several reasons (safety and supervision etc.) but mostly to allow this learning experience to unfold. Slower hikers are asked to be the lead, as they set the pace.
June 5th, 2017
Over the last few weeks the Upper Elementary students have been collecting donations for the Animal Rescue Foundation (A.R.F.) in Terryville, CT. After talking with some of the volunteers at the shelter they learned that the biggest expense for the shelter comes, not from feeding the animals, but...
May 22nd, 2017 by Cara Johnson
Last week the Upper Elementary students embarked on a new adventure, backpacking in the Taconic State Forest! The trip was focused on expedition behavior - in other words how do we all work together as a team to make sure we are safe and happy in the woods. We began by learning how the difference between...
April 3rd, 2017 by Cara Johnson
Today, while trying to access a power outlet, I accidentally tipped a few books off the shelf. On the floor was my ancient copy of Making Things The Hand Book of Creative Discovery by Ann Wiseman. As a child I treasured this book for all the fun crafts pictured on its pages, and I have carried it with me from place to place for countless years for its sentimental value. I could not remember the last time I really looked at it, not since I was young, so I flipped it open and this is what I found:
January 6th, 2017 by Cara Johnson
The Elementary Art Show, Masterpices from Trash, opened last night at the Oliver Wolcott Libary, and will be on display in the gallery of the library until...