First in a series of guest posts from current and former parents of the Cooperative School. These were written as part of a fundraising campaign by our Development Committee. The posts are treasures, each one. This one was written by Shannon Earle. Shannon is currently serving on the Board of Directors as co-Vice President and [...]read more
Growing Together: For more than 60 years, The Cooperative School has stood by its original mission—to build a nurturing educational community. At our school, generations of children, parents, and teachers have taken their first steps in learning together.
Outdoor Play: The Magic of Loose Parts
During a recent parent eduction session (Strategies for Approaching Scary Stories and Hard News) Andrea talked about how when she poses questions and prompts during a story or book reading session, she is posing these to the children rather than the adults. We (adults) will often jump in to respond to these, even though though [...]read more
What children will actually do…dramatic play
“We’re cooking the babies!” they shouted gleefully. They were jumping up and down around a pretend campfire of dried and crumpled leaves. All the outdoor baby dolls were piled on top. This was from before I had access to a digital camera and the luxury of documenting the children’s play like we do now. Without [...]read more
- 11/9/14 - This is what children will actually do…
- 11/3/14 - The colors of sky, t-rex legs, and airplane wings
- 10/28/14 - Implicit and Explicit Designs of Early Childhood Environments
- 10/19/14 - Ways to document a dramatic play arc
- 10/12/14 - Things we say . . .