Exploring progressive education at The School in Rose Valley.
Every Wednesday after Sing our Youngest Group (YG) runs to a predetermined meeting spot along the way to their classroom. Here their teachers greet them, count heads and send them along to the next locale. Meet me at the tree stump … excellent! … meet me at the horse...read more
By: O’Brien Wolff On Sunday, October 8, Middle Circle families gathered in Grace to join in the annual classroom tradition of a communal potluck. Yes of course, there was a delicious spread with homemade dishes and local eats. Aromas of freshly-baked muffins, savory...read more
Learning and Experiencing Community Traditions “Pass the pitchfork!” a student calls from inside the pen; standing with a smile, as beads of sweat begin to collect under their headband. The pen itself isn’t very big so, while waiting to get the tool, they’ve got their...read more
By Catalina Ríos There are many effective strategies for learning a new language and the children at SRV model their love of language learning artfully. They are not “students” of Spanish but rather are actively “speakers” of Spanish. The magic is in jumping right in...read more
“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action." (John Dewey) Back in September, second grade students approached me with a dilemma – while they love and value Wednesday morning Sing, many of them felt squished...read more
The Middle Circle (MC) third and fourth graders took a trip back in time on Monday as they participated in an archaeological dig at the house of Paula and Robert Healy of Rose Valley. The Healy’s property houses the original schoolhouse of The School in Rose Valley....read more