/Early Education


2018-10-18T15:51:47+00:00By |Early Education|

 The Toddler Community (12 months to 3 years of age) Putting on her own shoe, setting his place at the table! These everyday activities are what independence looks like for a toddler. In order to aid your child's independence, cultivate your own patience. Slow down  and offer your child time and space to practice. I [...]

Northwoods Alumni Enhance Our School Garden

2018-10-03T15:48:35+00:00By |Early Education|

        Observe the busy bees, the beauty of the humming birds, moths, butterflies and the change of seasons from our new garden benches! In mid September, Max Brown (class of 2013) and members of his scout troop, including Northwoods alumni Ethan Hudock (Class of 2017), and Will Tate, installed three hand-crafted benches [...]

Who Lived at Etowah? An Elementary Play

2018-03-21T10:33:27+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education|

Who lived at Etowah? An Elementary Play Sheds Light on the Mystery   This morning at 10 o'clock, the Elementary Class invited some of us to see a play. It was about native Americans living at Etowah.   The players watched us arrive and sit in rows [...]

Can We Work Together?

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Summer Story|

Can we work together?   Yesterday, many of us were. Some were giving lessons to younger children. Trace, trace, trace the Sandpaper Numerals, and you will know how to write them on the chalkboard! Some of us were just letting someone watch us to get the idea for something they might [...]

Make-Your-Own “Fireworks”

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Faculty and Staff, Summer Story|

Can you make your own fireworks? We can. Señora Wellman showed us how in Spanish class. Here's what we did.     First, we saw that what she had in mind was to make the "fireworks" outdoors. We would parade out to the spot with our newly-made Olympic "banderas," our flags. [...]

What’s going on? Summer Days and Summer Scapes Preparations!

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Early Education|

What's going on? If you drive by, you'll see signs that It's almost time for Summer Days and Summer Scapes Programs to begin!   There are signs like this one that point the way to the office, the door with 3340 over it.   Here are signs that someone's been [...]

Are You Engaged?

2018-03-21T10:56:52+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Elementary, Faculty and Staff, Primary, Theory|

Engaged learning? What is it? Are the children and adults still engaged during the last weeks of the school year? Are they still interested? Still committed? Still involved? See what you think.   Interested?  Say, in the shaggy bark on the River Birch?   Committed---to helping us do things ourselves, [...]

Moving with Purpose and Precision

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Primary|

From the beginning of our days at school we are moving with purpose and precision. We build motor control, and with a little practice, can do almost anything!   Early in the morning, we can be found cutting paper towels for a hand washing activity or carefully folding tablecloths for lunch. Some [...]

Are You Learning Your ABC’s?

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Theory, Toddler|

Are you learning your ABC's? They are important for learning to read. And are you learning to read? Oh, yes. . .   . . . we are in Toddler Community, where we are A) Asking Questions,   B) turning pages in a book,   C) clapping our hands [...]

Can You Guess—Can You Find—L.C.M.?

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Elementary|

Today were captivated by a new lesson with the pegboard and pegs. It's a hands-on material with many uses. Can you find the Lowest Common Multiple? (also known as "L.C.M.") We can now!   At the beginning of the lesson, our teacher told us that we would be working with multiples. "I'm looking [...]