An awesome boy

Let me tell you about my friend LB. LB is one of those kids that you follow around sometimes because, often, when he chooses to do something, it’s something worth noticing. LB is curious and creative.  He is also verbal and physical – when he’s upset you know it and when he’s happy he lights…

Chairs: An open-ended material.

All last year, the only thing the children ever made out of chairs were forts or houses.  They would gather the chairs into a circle, drape a piece of cloth over the backs of the chairs, attach the cloth to the chairs with clips, and play underneath, snug as bugs in a rug.  This year,…

Observational Drawings… les lilas

This weekend the lilacs bloomed. My own small daughter, while walking past them, poetically named them “blueberry daffodils” which, in my totally biased opinion, was very apt. This morning, the children began observational drawings of some lilac blooms I collected on my way to school. We’ve been noticing, in several contexts, how much stronger their…