Spot the difference….

September 14, 2011

The other mom turned to me with great enthusiasm after her tour of the primary school. “It is just like the Waldorf pre-school! There is outside time and playtime and music time. Really. It’s just the same.”.

The woman knows me. She knows I have two older children.  She knows I am a teacher and an early childhood specialist. She knows that I have spent hours in the classrooms to which she is referring and even know the teachers personally. (Did you notice the Arithmetic Village books?)

I didn’t want to burst her bubble.

A short list of differences:

Teacher ratio (1:26 or 2:14) , color scheme, classroom acoustics and entire education philosophy.

Thanks, but I’ll keep my little one in the calm, quiet, lower ratio for at least one more year, possibly forever…


2 Responses to “Spot the difference….”

  1. Sherri Lauer Says:

    Kim, did you take these pictures, or do you have a way for me to get them. I need to show them to my students. We had a discussion about this very thing in class tonight. Email them or send me a link.

  2. Jacinda Says:

    Yep..a completely different starting place and a very different method of measurement and chart for success.

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