first annual arrow art show

we recently had our first annual arrow art show at ATHICA. it was a one night only event, but was so fun and inspiring. every child that attends our sprouts and seedlings classes had at least one piece in the show and we even auctioned off a collaborative piece, which was won by local artist, Lou Kregel. we had snacks & finished off the evening with bubbles on the patio! it was a great way to finish our school year.


many thanks to all who came to support the children's art and to our wonderful staff for pulling it all was a lovely night....

math + play= fun!


arrow friend and local mama, karen gerow, led a workshop for arrow parents on saturday in the seedlings classroom. entitled, math + play, karen shared with us how to lay an early foundation for math through play. train sets, simple blocks, and old school games geared toward preschoolers (chutes and ladders) prime their brains for math learning through developing spatial skills, in addition to the obvious like getting them used to counting and learning numbers.

 arrow is such a good place for this sort of workshop because, while the adults were in the workshop, the children played in the adjacent room with arrow caregivers.


then, it was time to invite the little ones in to play at the stations that karen had set up...a train table, with blocks, or with chutes & ladders!


thank you to karen, and to all the families that participated in the workshop!

holiday open house

twinkling lights, snacks, and handmade fun were all part of our open house this year during the athens holiday market...we were excited to have a few handmade things for sale as a fundraiser: our new *cookbook*, the sacks that amanda made for us, and some dyed playsilks, along with some treasures that rachel crafted...

the little ones played inside arrow and made paper stars & cloved clementines, while their parents shopped the market...

one of the sweetest parts of the evening, though, was the Pocket Lady (aka, keara) wandering through the market, charming the littles with her big smile and tiny treasures tucked away in her pockets: feathers, shells, kazoos, and other special things.

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