Natural Differences

“Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.” ~ Desmond Tutu Dear Families and Friends, Tuesday’s reading of Beautiful Blackbird prompted some remarkable second grade thinking. “Blackbird was UNIQUE. And we are all different.”  This student insight led to more thoughtful inferences. We asked kids,… Read More Natural Differences

Wildlife Connections: Propelling Kids’ Passion for Nature

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright  Dear Families and Friends, We’re off and running with Thomaston Grammar School’s second graders. In our 4-week investigation we’ll be opening children’s minds to the connections between Maine birds, animals, and trees. In the world of nature everything… Read More Wildlife Connections: Propelling Kids’ Passion for Nature

The Seed of That which will Be

“Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Dear Families and Friends, Leaders they’ve become, having inspired their younger schoolmates. Fourth graders have patiently lent a hand, given pointers, and taken a backseat role when it felt right. Their positive energy made the collaboration a wondrous success!… Read More The Seed of That which will Be