Steller's Jay Nest

Today we had two guys come by to do a test on the school’s fire sprinkler system. They ran water through the pipes and just made sure the sprinklers were all clear of debris and dirt. The sprinklers on the outside, back patio were obstructed by a large nest. Some of you may remember a few years back, during our school play, mother and father scrub jays Steller’s jays became very upset with us because they had babies in the nest and we were interfering with their world. They flew back and forth across the stage and screamed in that special way jays have. Korey asked the guys to save the nest so we could share it with the children when school starts. They removed it carefully and put it in a box.

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Steller’s Jay
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Reinventing Education

I think it is safe to say, the public education system in our country is in trouble. As supporters of the Montessori philosophy, we often think to ourselves, “...if only someone would look to Montessori for answers.” In his article, What’s Involved in Reinventing Education?, Steve Denning, contributing editor at Forbes, does just that. He gives succinct explanations (including circular flow charts) why our traditional methods are not working and gives detailed steps needed for changing the system. We highly recommend this article for parents, staff and anyone concerned about education. The last two sentences of this article only help to reinforce what we do at Children’s House. ~Dana

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Those Summer Days?

Yesterday was unseasonably cool for our area. I don’t think the temp ever reached above 80. I walked out to the mailbox, the breeze was blowing through the sycamore leaves, the sun was shining and I snapped a photo. It’s so quiet around here. Next week is the last week of summer school. ~Dana

sycamore trees on a summer day


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