Thanksowe’en, Day Nine

Thanksowe’en, Day Nine

Categories: Day-to-day, Lupine

Ryan, zombie-accessorized by the blood and brains of the once living, politely and eagerly raises his hand to take a turn at “Snap Apple” (or to take a shot at Kelsyn’s or Bruce’s brains — you never know). Lauren and Chelsea ain’t skeered. This is day Nine of our “Twelve..

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Thanksowe’en, Day Eight

Thanksowe’en, Day Eight

Categories: Aster, Day-to-day, Lupine

As Bruce and Brock wait in the wings, Kelsyn very carefully and deliberately “snaps an apple” during “Snap Apple.” Slow and steady wins the race, kids! Notice the mature, sophisticated calm exhibited by our school-age crew as distinct from the mayhem of the earlier pictures of the littles! This is..

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Thanksowe’en, Day Seven

Thanksowe’en, Day Seven

Categories: Day-to-day, Seedling, Sunflower, Uncategorized

Eli (Hulk), Taylor (Bumblebee), and Hudson (Superman) enjoy a little downtime from superhero heroics and mayhem in order to enjoy a little Hallowe’en camaraderie. This is day Seven of our “Twelve Days of  Thanksowe’en”, in which we are posting a different photo from our Hallowe’en party for the last twelve..

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A Shout-out to Betty Hart

A Shout-out to Betty Hart

Categories: Activism, Aster, Day-to-day, Lavender, Lupine, Maple, Playground, Seedling, Sunflower

Betty Hart was a friend and mentor for some of us, and what she contributed to our field and to the trajectory of children is among the most “heroic” achievements in science (to quote Lois Bloom and John Mabry). Betty Hart is one of the primary reasons we do what..

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Thanksowe’en, Day Six

Thanksowe’en, Day Six

Categories: Aster, Day-to-day

Grace, radiant as Jasmine, shares a moment with Dad, who was cherishing every aspect of being home on a short leave from deployment in South Carolina and Kuwait. David is a constant reminder for the Astra Day School family of the sacrifices some people make for all of us, the..

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Thanksowe’en, Day Five

Thanksowe’en, Day Five

Categories: Day-to-day, Sunflower

We have lots of great pictures of our “Snap Apple” activity from our Hallowe’en party, but this one sums up the “frenzy” as accurately as any that we have. Here we’ve got a precariously-hatted Pirate Jude, and Hudson’s Superman superpowers somewhat abated by the removal of his cape (it’s only..

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Thanksowe’en, Day Four

Thanksowe’en, Day Four

Categories: Day-to-day, Seedling

Carter, Katy and Lauren play “The Spiderweb Game” as Maggie looks on from behind. This is day Four of our “Twelve Days of  Thanksowe’en”, in which we are posting a different photo from our Hallowe’en party for the last twelve days of the November (or so). To play the spiderweb..

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Thanksowe’en, Day Three

Thanksowe’en, Day Three

Categories: Day-to-day, Lupine

Jaxon, masterfully disguised as a hot-rodded Chevrolet, dances with Bruce (Finn from Adventureland) in our Social Hall. This is day three of our “Twelve Days of  Thanksowe’en”, where we’re posting a different photo from our Hallowe’en party for the last twelve days of the November (or so). Photo by Dawn..

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Thanksowe’en, Day Two

Thanksowe’en, Day Two

Categories: Day-to-day, Sunflower

Day two of our 12-days-of-Thanksowe’en: Nina, Beckett and Hudson hop for apples! Centuries ago, in Britain, the apples were hung from the ceiling with string. This popular game was known as “Snap-Apple.” We’ve got some pretty competitive “Snap-Applers”! More “Snap-Appling” to come. Another beautiful photo by Dawn Fire. Thanks, Dawn!

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We give thanks for CUTENESS!

We give thanks for CUTENESS!

Categories: Day-to-day, Maple, Sunflower

Happy Thanksgiving, all! We’re going to post a dozen amazing pictures from our Halloween party over a the next week or so. Think of it as the 12 Days of Thanksowe’en! All photos were taken by the ever-gracious and supportive Dawn Fire, who has been showing up and taking some..

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