Category: Extended Primary

  1. asian festival

    Today we culminated our studay of Asia with an Asian festival…the countries represented were China, India, Thailand, Russia and Japan.  It was a fabulous explosion of discovery. And a feast for the senses with projects, explorations and foods from each of the countries. There was coconut mango sticky rice in Thailand, chicken marsala with rice… Continue Reading »
  2. self portraits in the studio

    Our local art museum is featuring the art of Vincent Van Gogh and many of the teachers have been talking about his life and work in the classrooms and the children have been introduced to a variety of his paintings.  The museum has used Van Gogh’s self portrait with a straw hat to publicize the… Continue Reading »
  3. Earth Week

    “Solicitous care for living things affords satisfaction to one of the most lively instincts of the child’s mind.  Nothing is better calculated than this to awaken an attitude of foresight. Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was primarily a city dweller.  She was born in Rome and opened her very first school in Rome, but ended up… Continue Reading »
  4. A Visit From Birds

    In the winter the children collected pennies and brought them to school.  I’m sure you remember helping them with that.  Then some of the teachers asked children how the money collected might be used to help someone or something.  Ideas flowed from children:  We should help babies in Africa, or an organization that works with birds, and… Continue Reading »
  5. jellyfish with Tim

    A very creative dad recently came into the studio and made these fabulous jellyfish with the children.  It was a huge success and has added another dimension to our “under-the-sea-provocation” in the studio.Thank you Tim for your contribution!
  6. a puppet collaboration

    Amy Laugeson (our wonderful ceramic teacher) and I, partnered up to bring a new kind of puppet to the studio.  Amy spent two days working with the children in the studio, with me at her side, making ceramic puppet heads using a raku clay.  The children were invited into the studio and after an introduction to… Continue Reading »