The Cardinal Project

The Cardinal Project

"The Cardinal Project" is the story of a sustained investigation by four and five year old girls. Its inception was a one-sentence recollection by one of the children, an observation that resonated with other children and that led to a passionate, shared effort to...
The Study Protocol

The Study Protocol

Of all the “one hundred languages of children,” drawing is among both the most accessible and, for some children, the most powerful. I have known many verbally gifted five-year-olds, and none of them could do justice to her biggest ideas through words. Drawing,...

Puddles Part II

Over the next several days the children continued to think about where the puddle goes when it evaporates. G articulated her theory in drawing. She explained: The puddles don’t go up in the air. They vibrate, and then they go back to the  cloud, and then it rains....

The Nature Of Good And Evil

  For months the children have invented games of  good vs. evil in the outdoor classroom. The "evil" may emerge as witches or pirates; it matters not, as the characters seem to exist in order to facilitate dialogue in this highly symbolic play. The play is...