Tag Archives: multi-age

open doors.

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one kinder opens the door for another after making sure it is safe for him to go

the bittersweet feelings of being part of our multi-age class

most of the children don’t see themselves as being

different ages or stages

and may not yet see

that some will be moving on

to the higher grades

where they will have the chance to grow

in ways they have yet to imagine

and some will stay with us

for one more year

where they will have the chance

to be the leaders and teachers

to the new little ones joining our class

what we all know without any doubt

is that we are one

 we will always keep an open door for all of them

to safely come and go as they need

and as some leave and as some stay

our journeys continue another day.

“if I look back when I begin to leave, will they remember me?” 

― adam young, owl city

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first time.

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today on the first day

we welcomed our

 new multi-age kinders class

(3s, 4s, and early 5s)

each in their own age and stage

to our school

many for the first time.

“everybody has to learn for the first time.”

-joshua lederberg
 (1925 – 2008) american molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the united states space program. 1958 nobel prize winner.

 

 

image credit: rural images

interlocking.

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a couple of enterprising 5-year olds

create the raised walkway

 many 3s, 4s and 5s

try it out

for quality control 

 offering their suggestions

when

they

or

the boards

fall down

rebuilding as they go.


“in most vital organizations, there is a common bond of interdependence,

mutual interest, interlocking contributions, and simple joy.”
—max depree