Our Human and Animal Block is ending, for now. By the end of this block we had a whole illustrated taxonomy of vertebrates and mammals. Looking forward to the continuation of this block in the spring....invertebrates!
The Sapphires are wrapping up their Geometry Block and preparing for their block on Ancient Persia!
Transforming the landscape here at School on the Rise
We have been working diligently on constructing a performance stage here at the school. This will be used for plays, chorus, music concerts and so much more. We are excited that phase one is complete. This stage will be full of magic in no time. Stay tuned for more on the stage construction.
Our wet weather pond was dry when school started but this morning, with all the rain that has fallen over the course of the last few weeks, it is completely full!
We've Been Busy!
The Emeralds are working on math puzzles to make this Numbers Block with Mr. Haven fun. Mystery math? Can you figure it out?
Meanwhile, Mrs. Darcy and the Rubies are taking a journey into the Human and Animal Block (zoology with a human twist!) Their room has been transformed into the perfect place to explore the similarities and differences between humans and animals. Lions, Tigers and Bears and so much more!
The kids are loving Eukele class with Mr.Darcy. "Somewhere over the Rainbow" seems the perfect song.
A Michaelmas Celebration
Today, as part of the schools celebration of Michaelmas, we held a beautiful ceremony, Hand in hand, we joined in a circle, singing songs of courage and strength. The children, parents and teachers gathered together to lovingly stir our compost tea, adding in both flowers and well wishes to our brew. Everyone joined as we took to the property with cuttings of cedar and bowls of compost tea to nourish the landscape with vitamins, minerals and love.
The Sapphires embarked on a field trip to Radha Madhav Dham, one of Austin's Hindu temples, today as an extension of their current block on Ancient India. It was a wonderful morning spent discussing many aspects of Ancient Indian history and culture complete with beautiful handmade offerings, gathering of peacock feathers and an impromptu meditation!
It was a great first full week. Packed full of opportunities to use strategy...even games class!
At School on the Rise, we have a tradition of beginning the year off with three field trips. This is a great way for students and parents to gather together as a community to celebrate, reconnect and make new friends. Beautiful moments that will be remembered for many years to come.
Our hope for this blog is that it allows parents and the community a view inside the education we offer. Posts will include student projects, School on the Rise events and much more! Some blog post may be written by parents to enhance the overall community feel.