“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It is a way of understanding it.” ~ Lloyd Alexander Dear Families and Friends, And a fantastical day it was! Kids’ stories came alive from the moment we gathered together this morning. Taking a peek at the illustrations from Sidewalk Flowers, an award-winning book without words, second graders collaborated… Read More Telling Stories in School
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~ e.e. cummings Dear Families and Friends, Imaginations were on fire today in Mrs. Bassett’s and Mrs. Brewster’s classrooms. One young artist offered an introduction to some work in progress. “So as you can see,… Read More Curiosity, Wonder, and Spontaneous Delight
“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the… Read More Rare Moments
“An essential element of any art is risk. If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before?” ~ Francis Ford Coppola Dear Families and Friends, Today was our first printing day, and kids who’d put their brains and hearts into creating collagraph plates… Read More Risky Business
“I really concentrate on what’s on my plate at the moment and do the very best that I can.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dear Families and Friends, When kids are centered, everything suddenly comes into focus. This morning Alexis demonstrated how to cut and glue elements to a cardboard plate. Then children started to experiment… Read More In Focus
“I have wings on the back of my shoulders and I am ready to fly.” ~ Pamela Larkin Dear Families and Friends, Second graders were on their toes today. They knew all about the power of imagination and were quick to define it for their peers. “It’s like thinking it’s real life, but it isn’t.” “It’s… Read More “I Am Ready to Fly”
“I am proud of having done what I’ve done. Very proud.” ~ J.K. Rowling Dear Families and Friends, Kids took their hats off to themselves this morning as they welcomed their families to an exhibition of their work at the local library. After four weeks of investigating animals through art, they were jubilant upon seeing… Read More Hats off to Kids’ Art!