|Fran's 1st Day at Stone School (2007)|
Fran, Blaine, and I made so many friends at Stone School. We had great experiences with both Mrs. Barbara (3's) and Annie (4's) and are excited that Claudia will be joining a Stone School afternoon class in the fall.
In addition to the established teachers that we adore, SSCN boasts a wonderful, welcoming first floor, an indoor motor play area in the basement, and a lovely outdoor playground. It is a play-based program that supports social-emotional growth. As a reading teacher, this is exactly the kind of curriculum I recommend for 3s and 4s; play is the academic rigor that is behind strong readers, writers, and mathematicians. Fran's favorite part (and I think mine, too) was the daily ringing of the 100 year-old school bell before recess. Stone School is currently accepting new students for the 2012-2013 school year and the membership chairs are always happy to arrange a tour and answer questions.
The entire experience at Stone School was completely magical. I think Francis says it best in this poem:
|Fran's 1st poem for Annie on his last day of Stone School|
Hopefully, we'll see you in the fall at Stone School!