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SWS Blogs About the Intersections of Joy, Wonder, and Learning

SWS Logowear: Order now!

Back by popular demand, it's SWS Logowear! The same classic, soft t-shirts we sold in the spring are back for the fall in grey and blue, along with a gray long sleeve t-shirt and two types of sweatshirts. > Check out the SWS logowear and place a order here  Order for yourselves, [...]

“What do children worry about?”

Have you ever asked your child, "What do you worry about"? Ms. Bowman, our Elementary Atelierista, asked that question of her students, and the results are beautiful. > Read her blog post, What do children worry about?

Folktale Day at SWS: Kindergarteners explore stories and perform

"Twelve Goats Gruff"  ...  "Three Billy Goats Fluff" ... Learning to look closely at stories, exploring closely a single story, settings and dialogue, and performing for peers: That was all part of this year's Folktale Day at SWS. From our kindergarten teachers: The kindergarten students have been engaged with an exploration [...]

Margaret Ricks: Pioneer and inspiration

Margaret Ricks, Kindergarten teacher, is one of the founding teachers of School Within School. She is a a true pioneer, inspiration, and mentor. Ms. Margaret Ricks during morning meeting in her kindergarten classroom at School Within School @ Goding This past summer, Mrs. Ricks sat with some of the top dignitaries [...]

“Everything Can Be Beautiful!”

An impromptu conversation about beauty while reading, I AM BLOP! "Everything can be beautiful."  -Lulu As children independently read day after day, a book kept coming off the shelves, was held in their hands and captivated their minds. The book was I AM BLOP! by Herve Tullet... A few different [...]

Exploring Patterns in PK4

Ms. Hannah's PreK-4 students are looking for all the different ways that they can make patterns ... with their bodies and all sorts of materials. If you get the pattern wrong you might have to take out the piece that made it wrong. - Toumani From Ms. Hannah: Every year I introduce patterns [...]