Thursday, August 31, 2017

September session begins tomorrow - jump in any time, we are flexible ;0)

Flying wings on the ceiling - an attempt to diffuse some of that flourescent light!

Little mama helping to set up the playhouse/dress up area

As part of combining our prek & elementary classes, we've made everything child friendly & accessible to everyone (exceptions being the hot glue guns & sharpies!!)

Malachi & I worked on some chalk drawings at the open house today

Tiinkerlab set up & ready to create

For some reason everyone loved this huge desk under the window - so it's back in it's favorite spot with small world play already taking shape.....
Stay tuned each week to see what we're up to!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Open House for fall session

Next Thursday, August 31, 10-11am - come see the new set up in our room & register for the September session!  RSVP if you can - & there will be a $10 discount for referrals ;0)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Fall Sessions now enrolling!

Our first fall session will be held every Friday in September from 10-1pm.  Tuition is $60 + $5 supply fee per child.

Our second session will be every Friday from Oct. 20-Nov. 17.

We will consider adding an extra day per week if there is interest!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Day 6 - Last day of summer session!

Hopefully this video works - if not you can see it on Instagram under's pretty scary!!

They had so much fun racing! I'm just grateful no one crashed!!

Jasper, Henri & Ben enjoying the castle & knights

Josie, Zach, Allana & Emma put on a play about a burgler

We dyed our wool from last week - it turned out great!

We did the menthos & coke experiment - it exploded!

Mr. Zach was back for our last day!

So many sweet friendships made this summer - see you all in September!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Don't forget - TEACH Open House

This Tuesday at South Park, 630pm.  See you there!

Day 5 - Field Trip to Landmarx!

Fascinating embroidery machines

Printing our own Countryside Playschool t-shirts! Reagan got to go first ;0)

Zach had to show his muscles first!

Rita wasn't so sure....






Malachi getting a lift from Emma

Miss Julia

Miss Shannon

Ta-da!! Zach & Ben

Friday's class at Landmarx with St. John's Cathedral in the background 

Writing Thank You notes

Rebecca making another pillow :0)

Some pretend play....these guys still love to dress up

oops, upside down, but lovely thank you notes for landmarx

King Zach

I think Rebecca is carrying the King's scepter on her newly finished pillow

Running back to Landmarx to deliver our thank yous

Rachel helping Malachi with a mostly deceased butterfly

Allana peeks out of a cool fort (or beaver dam??)

Thank you again to Landmarx Inc. for the wonderful fieldtrip & customized t-shirts!  We all had a great time :0)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Day 4

Today we focused on fiber art - carding, spinning & fingerknitting raw wool!  Friday we'll dye it & do some needle felting...

Ben, Ezra & Jasper negotiating in the Tinker Lab

I still say the poems in this book as I'm knitting....I need all the help I can get!

Ezra helped me to hang a shelf

Jasper did really well knitting with these enormous needles!  I need them because I am 1. blind and 2. knitting impaired

Zach using the drop spindle to make yarn! We found it much easier to do in pairs & twist it, rather than actually drop & spin

Henri made his own 'spray on shoes' today!

Josie & Allana cooling off in the mud

Apparently we only have Hobbit children here at Countryside :0) Those hairy feet are the tell-tale sign....

Bath, anyone??