First days

New group gathers

Telling stories

Sharing selves

Learning to grow and work together

Here we go

Onto another year

Full and rich

Oh the places we’ll go, as we dream and discover

Life and learning

Amazing experiences and moments that be

Cherish the time

All possibilities

 

Let the CELC times roll!

team building

clam chowder prepTeambuilding games, clamming with Reuban Clamzo in LI Sound as the Native Americans once did, preparing our own clam chowdah during Why Cook? class, exploring the land with Luz in Guilford, origami-folding techniques taught by fellow student River –  such begins the 2012-13 academic year at CELC.LI Sound clamming

We will get to work in all of our academic subject areas, have a variety of dynamic experiences that fill our days together, as we continue to build and form our vibrant learning community.Drawing in Nature

Please share in one of our readings of inspiration:

The Goose Story

This fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter – flying along in V-formation – you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly this way:

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following.

By flying in V-formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

PEOPLE WHO SHARE A COMMON DIRECTION AND SENSE OF COMMUNITY CAN GET WHERE THEY ARE GOING MORE QUICKLY AND EASILY BECAUSE THEY ARE TRAVELING ON THE THRUST OF ONE ANOTHER.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone – and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

IF WE HAVE AS MUCH SENSE AS A GOOSE, WE WILL STAY IN FORMATION WITH THOSE WHO ARE HEADED THE SAME WAY WE ARE.

When a head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.

It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs with people or with geese flying south.

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

What do we say when we honk from behind?

Finally – and this is important – when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshots and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection.  They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies, only then do they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their group.

IF WE HAVE THE SENSE OF A GOOSE, WE WILL STAND BY EACH OTHER LIKE THAT.

– Source UnknownOrigami demoWorking together

Origami teaching