An experiential, democratic learning community committed to real sustainability in East Austin, where youth ages 5-9 have the freedom to pursue meaningful learning, joy, and connection, guided with love and inspiration by Caitlin Macklin and Laura Ruiz.
Every year we take a trip to Shoal Creek and hike through the mud cliffs. Last year the water level was too high and we didn't get to go. We all had a great time and enjoyed the outdoor scenery. It did heat up in the afternoon, but the clouds floating by kept us going. There were huge rocks to explore and the kids found lots of crystals and fossils to add to their personal rock collections. We will definitely be back next year!
We started our Cardboard Challenge unit, focusing on building and architecture, and will be participating in the global event on October 5th. Our studio has transformed into cardboard heaven! We sketched ideas on what to build and started the construction process and will continue building this week. Monday we are visiting a real architect to see what his job is all about.
Saturday we had our Fall potluck and showcase for our 'Whoo Am I' unit. Showcases are a time for family and friends to come and see all the work we have done for our unit of study and other activities. We celebrated with yummy food and quality time to get to know all of our schoolhouse families. We had a blast!