Topics: From the Head of School
Monday morning we returned to school to find that our third and last caterpillar had turned into a chrysalis over the weekend. The children excitedly observed the difference between the three chrysalis and discovered what they believed to be hints of monarch wings showing through. Without hesitation they began to journal their new discoveries.
There is a lot I appreciate. I can check-in on my mom on the way to school without a phone in my hand, thanks to bluetooth technology. A student who is on a short-term leave can join her middle school classes, thanks to FaceTime. Students can collaborate on an assignment remotely with students from another school in another time zone, thanks to Google Docs. I can stay in touch with my sweet cousins in California, thanks to Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter connections provide a whole level of compelling professional development unheard of when I first started teaching.
The faculty and administrative team began the school year together talking about wonder. We have important work ahead of us and needed a through-line, an anchor for our work together. Wonder has been on my mind this summer as I’ve spent my time observing children, talking with teachers, meeting with community members, considering the many aspects of a Baker experience. I want to share a few thoughts about wonder with you, in the hopes that you too will join our exploration. At the very front of the school we posed the question, “what is an image that fills you with wonder?” We would love for you to fill our board with images.
Join Baker Demonstration School, the Arts Circle at Northwestern University and the City of Evanston in throwing a 100th birthday party for Roald Dahl!