Here at Green Apple Lower, August has been all about celebrating the theme of Community. What's great about exploring such a broad, open-ended topic is that while there are certainly a few key checkpoints all of our class groups plan on investigating, there is also plenty of room to tailor materials and activities for each individual age and developmental level.
Most importantly, we know that these messages have impacts that stretch far beyond the realm of early childhood. There seems to be a pattern in the world where bigger equates to better, and small voices get squashed simply because they are small, even when the words they have to share are important. Through the work we do with the Pips we hope to empower children to believe in themselves and those around them, not because someone is bigger or louder, but because everybody counts in community.
Welcome! Our blog is a collaborative space, curated by the teachers of Green Apple Garden. We hope you enjoy learning more about our philosophy, and the wonderful work we do with the children throughout the year. Looking forward to hearing from you!