Community, by Cab Yau, January 29, 2019,

As the temperature dives and the windchill plunges, let’s take a look at the joy and warmth in the prepared environment. Below is a glimpse into lemon squeezing in the Parent-Child community. This is great food preparation work to try at home! We can just imagine that this lemon juice is being made into lemonade … Continue reading “Lemons…”

Historical Connections

Community, by Cab Yau, January 21, 2019,

Tuesday and Wednesday of last week Villa di Maria was fortunate to host actor Erika Roberts from the Missouri History Museum’s ACTivist program. She graced us with four sessions individually tailored toward our Extended Day through Upper Elementary children. She subtly shifted the depth of each presentation based on the age of the children. The … Continue reading “Historical Connections”

Community Gifts

Community, by Cab Yau, January 18, 2019,

There are a plethora of ways that children build community in their environments at school. In the Children’s House, one way children participate in the life of the environment is by bringing in community gifts –  items for snack, vegetable cutting or pet care that have been requested by their guide. Children take pride in … Continue reading “Community Gifts”

Introducing Hannah Hull…

Community, by Cab Yau, January 14, 2019,

The team at Villa di Maria is delighted to announce the addition of Hannah Hull! Hannah’s work at VdM is multi-faceted, often requiring flexibility and quick transitions. She has stepped into all of her roles with grace and ease. Welcome, Hannah – it’s great to have you! Describe your educational background. I’ve never wanted to … Continue reading “Introducing Hannah Hull…”