April 15, 2020

A friend and I were talking the other day about the challenges of social distancing.  She mentioned that her preschooler was having moments where he was suddenly wildly out of control: suddenly he started

 crashing into things, yelling and running around.  This conversa...

March 30, 2020

The new normal is anything but. Changes are hurling at us at an ever increasing speed while simultaneously time is standing still. At my house we now have four generations living under one roof as my daughter and her 2 year old have temporarily moved in along with me,...

March 27, 2020

Last night I attended our Board meeting through Zoom. This was a new experience for me, and I have to say it was challenging in a number of ways. I had to get used to seeing myself on my screen as I spoke and then watch as a variety of people’s faces popped up as it wa...

January 10, 2020

The art of storytelling is a human tradition which goes back centuries. We use stories to learn each other’s histories, to understand different cultures, and to express our thoughts and ideas.

We began our unit by looking at three traditional folk tales: Goldilocks and...

December 6, 2019

Babies are amazing, beautiful and fascinating to children and grownups alike. Each and every one of us started out as a baby, even our teachers, parents and grandparents.

At school we began our baby unit by creating a baby picture wall at school. We looked at the baby p...

November 14, 2019

Spiders live among us; they are interesting and beneficial creatures. Spiders help protect our gardens by eating many of the insects that like to eat our plants. We learned that spiders can be found across the world and can live in a variety of environments. There is e...

October 10, 2019

We began the year introducing the children to several local New England crops: apples, corn and pumpkins. 

We identified which of these foods were a fruit and which were vegetables. We talked about how they grow, apples on trees, corn on stalks (like grass) and pumpkins...

On March 14th we held our 3rd annual Lantern Walk  at NARA Park in Acton. It was a beautiful evening with a hint of spring in the air. Our families and teachers gathered together enjoying a sunset walk and each others' company .  Each child carried a lantern they creat...

February 16, 2019

Giant Dinosaurs lived a long time ago

When the Earth was very warm

And there wasn’t any snow.
Giant Dinosaurs with giant sized roars
Lived millions of years ago

If you have been inside the Barn lately, you might think the dinosaurs are alive and kicking right now.

January 6, 2019

I hope all our families had a wonderful holiday break. Personally, I really enjoyed spending unstructured free time with my family and friends.  I am feeling refreshed and excited to welcome our students back to school for 2019.

I quick reminder, the mild weather o...

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