Open House – Thursday, August 18th

Join us at our Open House, Thursday, August 18th from 10-11 a.m.  to enjoy circle time and an activity,  as well as to play in our wonderful classroom  and outdoor spaces.

We are located at the Groce Methodist Church on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.  Our classroom is located behind the school, by the playground.

For more information and/or to RSVP, leave a message on our contact page, or contact Katy at 337-4710.

We hope to see you there!

Loose Ends & Springing Ahead…

The months of January and February were incredibly busy everywhere that I looked.  So many things were started and not finished.  Snow and illness kept many of things for coming into completion….it had myself and our families changing plans at the last minute….and rhythm was hard to find when we DID have school.

But, the sunshine and warmth returned and filled up every part of me.  It has filled our classroom again with regular activity and rhythm.  It’s a beautiful thing.

I am most productive in the Spring, as I am guessing many others are.  With the warmth and sun that we’ve had recently I have begun to finish many in-progress projects…and I’ve finished a handful as well.  Here is a sneak peek of the things to come….for our classroom.  Please bear in mind that this is a *small* peek into the things to come; as I have baskets full of things to complete! (sewing on doll heads, making doll clothing, finishing some crowns, and the like….are on my list of to-dos)

 

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These are early signs of Spring,

When flowers bloom and robins sing,

From their safe warm winter beds,

Flowers pop their little heads.

These are the early signs of Spring,

When flowers bloom and robins sing.

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These Flower Babies will be joining us tomorrow in Our Classroom.  They are completed-PHEW!  I got inspiration from http://twigandtoadstool.blogspot.com/ ….I had to create them immediately—knowing that it was the exact thing for our seasonal table.  Right now they are tucked ever so tightly into their leaf sleeping bags….and waiting ever so patiently to meet their friends tomorrow in class!

Until then,

Michelle

Coming Events……Joyful Birth &Breastfeeding Expo; Open House for 2011/2012….

We will have a table at this beautiful upcoming event (Saturday, March 12 from 10am-5pm at Asheville Mall) and would love you to join us!  For more info: http://www.parkridgehealth.org/node/611

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We are also VERY excited to be hosting our very first Open House for the 2011-2012 school year!  On Friday, March 18th from 10am-11am please join us for an activity and information session at our beautiful classroom space.  For those of you who do not know, we are located in East Asheville (at Groce United Methodist Church).  The beauty of the space-inside and out-will captivate you….along with the warmth of our families and teachers….so please make plans to join us! 

GWM is a community of young children and parents, seeking to create a
cooperative learning program that facilitates social, spiritual, emotional,
physical, and intellectual growth in a loving, supportive atmosphere. We nurture
a respect for self, others, and nature while providing a safe environment for
our children to stretch their imaginations and to explore their interests.

We offer a unique part-time program with experienced teachers leading the classes and parents rotating as helpers. Quality programming, natural materials, invested caregivers, affordable tuition, and exceptional classroom and outdoor play space conveniently located in East Asheville. We draw inspiration from the
Waldorf model of education, following the values of Reverence, Repetition, and Rhythm.

For this coming school year we will be offering two program options (ages 3-5 and 5-6). 
Details:
small class size, max 12 students
parents volunteer in the class as helpers 1-2x/month
tag-a-longs are welcome on classroom days

PreK (3-5 y/o) :
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays………9-12:30
Tuition: $175/month

Kindergarten (5-6 y/o):
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays……9:00-1:00
Tuition: $200/month

Application fee: $25, Annual materials fee, $50

If you have any questions about either of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Warmly,

Michelle

Enrolling for fall-Waldorf inspired Kindergarten

Welcome!  We have enjoyed the Grow with Me Learning Co-op and are so happy to share it!  The Kindergarten program is quite special…we have created a beautiful space to nurture our 4 1/2-6yos in a magical way.  We are the only cooperative that has a strong Waldorf influence and we follow the Oak Meadow K curriculum, which does lend itself to preparation for schooling in many methods.  I think this class is the perfect solution for someone who is looking for a gentle transition to group schooling, who is homeschooling but would love to have support and community (especially with multiple children), who is interested in the Waldorf model and who wants this at a reasonable cost, who turns 5 after Aug. & misses the new age “cut off” for kindergarten, or who really wants to be present with their children in their learning environment without all the responsibility of planning & executing. 
GWM is a community of young children and parents, seeking to create a cooperative learning program that facilitates social, spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in a loving, supportive atmosphere. We nurture a respect for self, others, and nature while providing a safe environment for our children to stretch their imaginations and to explore their interests.

We offer a unique program with trained teachers leading the classes and parents rotating as assistants.  Quality programming, natural materials, invested caregivers, affordable tuition, and exceptional classroom and outdoor play space conveniently located in East Asheville.  We draw inspiration from the Waldorf model of education, following the values of Reverence, Repetition, and Rhythm.
 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays……9:00-1:00
Tuition: $175/month
Application fee: $25, One time materials fee, $50
Parent commitment:  working 3-4 mornings/month and serving on a committee
Email us at growwithmecooperative@yahoo.com or leave us a message in the comments for more info!
Sonya