Joyfully Siding the Wigwam with Birch Bark!

We are now siding our wigwam with birch bark (see entry below for October 1). What a thrill for students to be creating this authentic Native American structure. Many of you will know about progressive education in Finland. We agree with Arja-Sisko Holappa, a counselor for the Finnish National Board of Education, who has commented, "There's an old Finnish saying. Those things you learn without joy you will forget easily.”

It is our goal to help Birches students remember many things from their time at school, because they have learned with joy.