Friday, May 17, 2013

End of a Fabulous Year!

I am so emotional about the end of this school year. 

As a teacher, and a mommy. 

Before this year began, I was worried that doubling the size of our class would make recreating the positive, loving, accepting atmosphere difficult. Boy, that fear was put to rest. 

This is why prefer not to do "a la carte" classes.  This is why the "Electives Option" is offered in a bundle, instead of as individual classes.  This is not just about Spanish, or art, or agriculture. Its greater intent is to foster this bonding, talking, learning, and the formation of real friendships, and real teacher relationships

I love each and every one of them, and I am so very proud of them all! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Child's Perspective

There are many many options when it comes to homeschooling.  You can find excellent co-ops, a la carte style classes, meet-ups, field trips, and play dates in the park.  We are a place where homeschooled children can experience a relaxed, accepting, and positive classroom environment with a cohesive group of peers throughout the year. 

This is a paper that one of our first graders wrote for her weekly writing assignment.  The topic was, "My Favorite Day of the Week".  It made my heart soar!