A Message from Carole

November is here and we are enjoying the fall weather! I want to start by thanking all those involved in the yard sale. It is always so amazing to me when our community starts coming together to support the school. Also to those who helped out with the Open House, ESNS and the children benefit from all of your involvement.

Each class is growing so much. The MWF class is exploring the classroom and new relationships as the new children and the returning children get to know each other. The Tues/Thurs class has grown a tremendous amount. Each day we discover new things about each child and with that and their discoveries about how school works and our daily routines we are growing into an enthusiastic and fun loving group of children. 

During the month of November we will be celebrating the Earth’s harvest at school. At ESNS we have chosen to celebrate a Harvest Feast instead of Thanksgiving because harvest is the basis for many celebrations around the world. The children cook all month in preparation for the Feast. We freeze all of the food they cook and then we invite you and your family to join us at 11:30 for our Feast on November 24th or 25th. This is a time when the children really begin to feel ownership of the school and their community. They feel great pride in the Feast they create.

The Feast also incorporates all the learning areas. We will learn Math while measuring the food. Science while we see the transformation of the foods, Literacy, Language and Vocabulary as we talk about the foods and the recipes. We try to cook with foods traditionally harvested in New England which incorporates Social Studies along with working in small groups, cooperating and taking turns. We even sing about it all!

As always we are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks Carole