The stillness of the place is wonderful and is also too much. I need the children here. It is their bustle and hurry, stirring and scooping, shouts and calls, that complete the scene. Wake up, wake up, Sleeping Beauty, school time is almost here!
The children wander about in that way that children do, looking for something that says connection -- people, place, or thing -- what will lead the way, what will provide that spark, what will they PLAY?
We have time to talk about books she has "from school." These same books are shared via weekly updates written by the teachers for the teaching team. The teaching team consists of co-oping parents and teachers. We work in partnership, but the only way the partnership works is when parents "buy in."
Cooperative schools were formed to provide mothers with work experience along with continued and diverse educational opportunities. All that was housed in a communal effort with childcare because women know instinctively that we are stronger together.