The Inman Park Campus of WSA:

Planting Seeds In-Town

imag1691-1Sixteen wonderful children are enrolled in Inman Park, and there has been much growth in the seven months that we have been together. We are now in the “golden period” of the year, and we are reaping the benefits of repetition, healthy social interaction, and days filled with play! Friendships have formed between the children and the families are a joyful and harmonious group!

The children are excited about all that we do, and they especially love the songs, verses, and finger-plays throughout the day! They delve into the movement in our circles and are especially enjoying our verse about a cobbler. We repeat many of their favorite songs from our circle as we walk to and from the playground. Puppet shows and plays are taken in with gusto, and they are all eager for an opportunity to participate.

The class is enthusiastic about the daily activities like watercolor painting, soup andimag2242_1 bread making, and handwork and gardening, and it is difficult to pinpoint a favorite. Each day is filled with discovery and the children love trying anything new. They felted with their feet to complete our “free form” piece for the school auction, and the piece was then custom-framed by two of the parents in the class. Such an awesome accomplishment for this new group of parents who had yet to experience their first WSA auction.

I am so delighted to have many of the students returning to Inman for the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment for this new class is experiencing steady growth with a sizeable group of new applicants. This is indeed an exciting time for the school and our Early Childhood department as we continue to flourish, sending our roots out into the community.

~Sondi Eugene

Preschool Teacher

 

This article originally appeared in our 2016 Grandparents, Family & Friends Day issue of the Garden Breeze newsletter.  For more information about our school, please visit us in person or online.

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