Big Works

Big Works

As our afternooners are developing their skills in all curricular areas, they are also expanding their ability to concentrate and stay engaged with a work over an extensive period of time. The works they are choosing have multiple steps and may take several days to...
Process versus Product

Process versus Product

Process versus Product – An art project where the experience matters more than the final product At our school, we promote and value process over product. When the children are engaged with the process, they stay focused for an extensive period of time and develop a...
Math

Math

In our math curriculum, we focus on number recognition 0-9, then 1-10, the teen numbers, and finally 1-100. When the children become comfortable recognizing their numbers and associating quantity and numerals, we introduce them to simple operations, such as addition,...
The Peace Table

The Peace Table

As part of our Grace and Courtesy Curriculum, at the beginning of each school year, we present the Peace Table. After having a group discussion on what peace means and how we strive each day to maintain peace both in our body and mind, I read a recitation called ‘I...
New School Year, New Beginnings

New School Year, New Beginnings

With the new school year starting and our newest and youngest students joining our school, we are establishing the ground rules and routines and we are focusing on grace and courtesy lessons, which are the foundations of a “normalized” classroom. In the “normalized”...