A Sprout’s Story of Reconnection

By Amber Norman The Sprouts as a collective group, have a deep interest in repurposing discarded loose parts and turning them into toys, functional art, and so much more. Our name for repurposing these items is, “Magic Trash.” The Sprouts community are also deep thinkers and have so many thoughts to share on any subject [...]

We Are Oaks

By Vanessa Sanchez The children expressed their intention from them moment their Oak room journey started. They wanted to connect with each other and the community outside of Little Owl’s walls. This intention guided the throughout the year in many ways.  The children wanted to bring harvester ants into the classroom. They raised coins to [...]

Team Olive Room

By Jovanna Ledesma At the beginning of the year, being the new kindergarten teacher, I felt nervous. I was asked to be the “P.E.teacher” for the new Kindergarten class in the Olive Room. I was excited; I had many different plans for the children. I set out games for the children that had them separated [...]

four heARTbeats

By Vanessa Sanchez What is it about me that attracts children with big emotions? Is it the energy I put off? The necessity to understand their feelings. Maybe, I am just a sensitive person. I gain fulfillment in helping children acquire skills that will help them work through challenging situations that cause big feelings. This [...]