Superintendent's Office
WS students will be dismissed at regular time from the Woodland School for both bus and parent pick up per usual. There will be NO after school activities or parent volunteer programs this afternoon.
 
Superintendent's Office
The state has just announced cuts of $15,495 to this year's Weston METCO budget. Please consider contacting your home and district Representative and Senator to express your concerns.
 
Superintendent's Office
Click above to view the PARCC Parent Forum Presentation held at Field School on November 24.
 
School Committee
Mrs. Black, School Committee Chair, announces members of the Superintendent Search Subcommittee and thanks everyone who submitted a statement of interest to serve. Please click above to read full announcement.
 
School Committee
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, WEEFC has reached 55% of its overall goal. See School by School Challenge standings to date.....
 

Country is Curious!

This year at Country School, we have been thinking about curiosity and how we as a school can nurture the natural inquisitiveness of children. In our daily work, we offer children many opportunities to identify areas or ideas they wish to explore, as well as many strategies for satisfying their curiosity. It is, at heart, curiosity that sparks engagement, which in turn leads to discovery and new understanding. A recently published book on curiosity, Curious, by Ian Leslie, explores why we are (or aren't) curious and how it develops (or withers) over the human lifespan. It pays particular attention to the roles that questions and questioning play in fostering curiosity as we develop; as a faculty, we will be reading and discussing ideas about the link between questioning and curiosity over the winter months.

We believe that questions are literally the "engine for discovery," a driving force in intellectual, creative, and artistic development, "a technology that children use to "trawl for insights."1 As anyone who lives with a child knows, they are often an inexhaustible source of questions! Yet, it's the complex process of generating those questions that helps children make cognitive leaps--- by realizing what they don't know, and what they want to know, they can forge new paths to find out. Here at Country, we not only want children to answer the questions we pose, but also to pose and answer their own questions as they learn and grow!

 

Dr. Christine Price, Principal

 

The photos above are a sampling of projects children have worked on this Fall. Can you guess what "questions" they were answering?

1 Leslie, Ian (2014) Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On it. Basic Books, New York.

 

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Country School Principal Chris Price with students

Principal Dr. Christine Price with students.
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