Leaps of Imagination’s Spring/Summer Newsletter

“No mud, no lotus.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh July 2021 Dear Friends of Leaps of Imagination,Last July we were imagining what life would be like during the 2020-2021 school year. Finding safe ways to connect in person was everyone’s priority. Only those directly involved in the school day would be permitted to enter the buildings.… Read More Leaps of Imagination’s Spring/Summer Newsletter

Just Imagine It

“Art is important for kids because it helps them see that they can do anything, if they imagine it.” ~ Vinalhaven School second grader Dear Families and Friends, Kids value the art making process. Leaps’ artists have taught them new ways to draw, to use original stamps for printing, and to link elements in an… Read More Just Imagine It

Color-Full

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ” ~ Oscar Wilde Dear Families and Friends, On this final day of Leaps of Imagination at Ames School, fifth graders shared their artwork. Their images reflected the spirit of their building site. Kids noticed that… Read More Color-Full

Going Places

“Home is where one starts from.” ~ T.S. Eliot Dear Families and Friends, Each day we gather together in the fresh air, and kids put their ideas on the table. This week we asked them. “How do you make decisions as a group?” and “What happens when you don’t agree?” Fifth graders reflected on their… Read More Going Places