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.” http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/the-joyful-illiterate-kindergartners-of-finland/408325/
It is our goal to help Birches students remember many things from their time at school, because they have learned with joy.