Every day in all areas of learning, we aim for interactive experiences. This means building with Legos, learning about density by experimenting with objects that float or sink, creating art with tools from individual art buckets, and moving as much as possible between "centers" -- stations for imaginative play located around the classroom.
It's important to note, too, that our math and writing programs are personalized for each child, meaning every student is being challenged to the best of their abilities at the appropriate level. Not only are learning experiences fun and social whenever possible, but they are individually tailored and developmentally focused.
Perhaps one of the best parts of the experiential learning we offer is the digital student portfolio, SeeSaw, parents, and families can see a real-time picture of what their children are doing in class and are therefore able to ask them specific questions about their day, becoming partners in learning and a part of the overall experience.
The most important part of The Beginning School is simply the experience of being a child and not rushing toward the Lower School, having fun every step of the way, and moving forward when each student is developmentally ready.