Fall Happenings Around Greenhouse

Each fall, the calendar is full of events to give members of Columbia Greenhouse the opportunity to make connections and get to know one another. The Apple Day Bake Sale is a long time tradition of Greenhouse. This year we didn’t let a little thing like a weather forecast stop us! Lucky for all, the […]

Radical Love in the Early Childhood Classroom

As part of our year-long inquiry of identity, David, our co-teacher in the 4/5s, recently attended  the conference “Little Chairs, Big Differences” at Weeksville Heritage Center. The annual conference is for and by early childhood educators and focuses on diversity and equity. The theme of this year’s conference was belonging. Below are David’s reflections from […]

Books as Mirrors and Windows

Recently at a faculty meeting, the teachers and I did an inventory of the children’s books that presently live in each classroom. We began by looking at the books in our book boxes and asked ourselves questions like: “How many books are about people as opposed to animals or trucks?” “How many books have a […]