Today at ONE Arts Community School in Colchester we had a pizza day! Three of our classrooms spent time this morning making their own pizza dough and then decorating it with sauce and cheese. Pineapple is the preferred topping at this school! Take a look at all of our friends making the dough:
Adding the toppings:
And of course tasting the final product!
Here is the recipe that the classrooms used for the pizza dough:
On Friday, November 5th we welcomed special quests into our school! Local Drag Queens Nikki Champagne and Emoji Nightmare came to read stories and sing songs with our friends at ONE Arts Community school.
First we learned a new song as well as some sign language to go with it and then Nikki and Emoji starting reading books. Some of the books they read were: Just Add Glitter By Angela DiTerlizzi, A Big Guy Took My Ball By Mo Willems, and Red: A Crayon Story By Michael Hall.
After finishing the book King & King By Linda De Haan, we moved into a crown making craft. Our friends used paint, beads, glitter, and glue to create magical crowns to take home with them.
Thank you Nikki and Emoji for coming to our school! We had so much fun!
Construction is mostly complete and we are raring to go. A few more hurdles to leap over but thanks to friends and allies in the neighborhood, we are jumping them left and right. Or maybe just knocking them down with the force of our inertia…
We are especially grateful to our friend and neighbor, Sabah Abbas, who used her artistic skills to create an absolutely beautiful entry way! We’re also looking forward to her joining our teaching team and filling our bellies with her delicious Iranian cooking. THANK YOU SABAH!!
Get in touch with Sarah if you want to come check out the space for yourself!
We are aiming to start our first class of students soon after the November break.
It has been a delightful 5 weeks here in Colchester. We’re learning about each other, our school, the natural world we’re part of. Slowly but surely we’re finding routines that fit us, friends to entertain us, and adventures that challenge us. We’ve been enjoying observing the season start to shift and exploring new talents. Thank you for joining us on this journey, we can’t wait to keep growing and exploring!
Children have the right to a high quality educational space where they feel loved, supported and heard. A place that will encourage them to develop a strong foundation by exploring the skills that will help them succeed as part of a community. This means play and lots of it. Open-ended, child-led. Activities that engage and motivate.
Staff have the right to a work place that motivates and supports them. One that recognizes their needs as needs of the program.
Families have the right to feel comfortable and trust that their children will be engaged and loved in their absence.
We are creating that space. A space we believe in and that the community can believe in.