Flexing our Co-op Muscles to Adapt our Campus for Pandemic Learning
Cooperatives are built for flexibility during uncertain times. This year, we will be flexing those co-op muscles to meet new challenges!
The Circle School curriculum has been oriented around natural spaces, gardening, and outdoor play for the past 55 years. This year, maximized outdoor time has taken on a new significance and we're grateful for this history and experience within our community. Lots of time and effort has gone into upgrading and expanding our outdoor classroom space! Co-op members have built benches and added shade for students and staff that are back on campus. These new improvements will allow us to maximize outdoor time as we navigate this pandemic together.
When students will be in the classroom, individual desks, instead of shared tables, are necessary to provide adequate space for social distancing. Our co-op members have been hard at work building custom-size individual desks for our smaller students.
Handwashing sinks have been added to each classroom, new cleaning protocols are in place, and lots of other projects are underway. As a family-integrated educational cooperative, we are uniquely positioned to creatively and constructively respond to contemporary challenges. By example, our students learn that challenges are opportunities for innovative solutions.
Together, we can accomplish great things! #CircleSchoolRocks