Fall is in full swing at Villa di Maria! With construction well under way on the north side of the school grounds, the children have adjusted well to new play and socializing spaces. Staff and students have worked to celebrate all things fall, including well-placed colorful mums and pumpkins to spooky spider webs made from … Continue reading “October at Villa di Maria”
The contrarian is best defined as a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion, someone who challenges or goes against the usual. For parents, it is the child who questions or challenges everything: from the rules of the household to the clothing the parent deems appropriate for weather or special occasion. It is the child who … Continue reading “The Role of the Contrarian in the Lower Elementary Classroom”
The first play dates of the school year have been great successes! From playgrounds to picnics to get-togethers out in nature, the Villa di Maria kids have been enjoying each other’s company outside of their school environments. Here, photos from Mrs. Schwind’s Lower Elementary class play date at Shaw Nature Reserve this past Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading “Lower Elementary Play Date”
Into our two Lower Elementary environments.