Do you know the numbers?

Do you know the numbers?

Our lovely first graders are learning so much while studying their math block, number by number, comprehending the meaning of each and not only memorizing the names and the shapes. We are so proud of them! Do you know the numbers? you may ask, the answer is simple, yes I do!Can you write the numbers? you may ask, the answer is quite simple, of course, I can! Following the teacher’s directions, copying the traces made on the blackboard we learn and exercise the way to express quantities and numbers. The number one, made of two straight traces; The number two, of one straight and one curved line;Number three comes out of two small arches that look like twin rainbows standing up. Do you know the numbers? you may ask, the answer is simple, yes I do!Can you write the numbers? you may ask, the answer is quite simple, of course, I can! Number four, made of three straight lines, the one standing is really tall, and the other two are: one inclined to the left and one horizontal;The five is more complicated, two straight lines, one vertical and one horizontal, accompanied by a half-circle on the base;The six is the funniest one, it looks like a spiral, just like the one on the shell of a snail. Do you know the numbers? you may ask, the answer is simple, yes I can!Can you write the numbers? you may ask, the answer is quite simple, of course, I can! The seven looks a lot like the number one, but it means six figures grater, if you draw the number one...
Kindergarten’s first adventure outside the school

Kindergarten’s first adventure outside the school

As a part of the children formation, our kindergarten students take weekly walks on the school gardens. These walks are really useful when developing social skills, will, physical abilities, observation capabilities, among many others. Along with some of the student’s mothers, our kindergarten students had their year’s first walk outside the school. Teacher Sandra’s group visited the home of two of our beloved caracolitos, Bjorn and Bertril, they all had an amazing picnic and playtime at the gardens of the Pineda family’s house. Teacher Maribel’s group went on a walk on the mountain’s forest behind the school, they had the chance to observe lots of beautiful plants and animals they found on their way. They all had incredible times that can be reflected on the way the happily apply what they experienced to their playtime activities. We continue giving our best effort to give our children the tools to become integral human beings by nurturing their heads, hearts, and hands. Photos by teacher Sandra...
Reflections for Escuela Caracol

Reflections for Escuela Caracol

Hello dear friends of Escuela Caracol, I have been home for more than a month and finally I can speak about my experiences as a volunteer for 5 weeks at Kinder Caracol just as the new school year began. I knew it would be a special opportunity to return to a Waldorf classroom, to observe the opening of school, the welcoming of new children experiencing school for the first time. I did not know what a profoundly healing and life changing experience it would be for me personally. I got in touch with Life itself, with each living plant and each human being and the sacredness of all of our relationships. These lines from John O’Donahue’s poem ‘In Celebration” capture much of my experience: “Now is the time to free the heart/Let all intentions and worries stop/Free the joy inside the self/Awaken to the wonder of your life. Open your eyes and see the friends/Whose hearts recognize your face as kin/Those whose kindness watchful and near/Encourages you to live everything here.” This is what your school offered me. This is what the children experience everyday. There is love and warmth in all that you do. It was magical for me to stand as a colleague in the spiral labyrinth every morning in a circle of dedicated teachers sharing Steiner’s verses. It was transforming for me to be greeted every morning with such love and respect. And then my heart filled with joy as I observed Maestra Maribel and Maestra Sandra greet each children every day with such reverence, love and honor. I saw even the most scared children on...
Movimiento Caracol 2019, so happy together!

Movimiento Caracol 2019, so happy together!

Last March the 30th we celebrated the third edition of Movimiento Caracol, an activity that gathered students, teachers, families, and friends on the same place and for the same reason, build community and support the scholarships program of Escuela Caracol. Everything began at 8 am when teachers and some volunteers got together at the town’s “Concha Acustica” to get everything ready for what was going to happen that same day during the afternoon. Soundchecks, a huge sign, electricity, tables, fire lamps, and joy flooded the whole area, everyone seemed eager to give their best effort to make this “Movimiento Caracol” an event to remember. The show began at 2 pm, the first number of the program had our Caracolitos as stars, whom along with their teachers, they presented a beautiful choreography as a gift to everyone attending (you can see a small video of this on our facebook fan page), after that, the whole thing ran smoothly, music, circus, magic, clowning, our raffle and the auction of three amazing paintings made by our Gardening teacher, Santiago; our pedagogical advisor, Gloria Elena; and one painted on location during the activity by our beloved friend Rolando. All the families got organized to bring delicious dishes: pulique, fried chicken, chuchitos, vegan pizza, cakes, popcorn, drinks, hamburgers, tamales, and many many other delightful meals. The raffle gave incredible prizes; stayings at fancy hotels, organic products, clothing, and many more. All of them were donated by kind friends that disinterestedly gave us all of this with nothing on their minds but to help the school. In the end, between the raffle, the food, the...
Amaya, thank you for shining!

Amaya, thank you for shining!

Amaya came to Escuela Caracol filled with enthusiasm and joy, like a breath of fresh air and pure energy. She grew in a home deeply influenced by the anthroposophical precepts, in which both parents are well-known teachers from the Mexican Waldorf Community. We were lucky enough to count with her help during a period of time between February and March, time enough to realize how creative and sensitive she is.  Amaya proved to be a person motivated by a strong vocation and to have a spirit of service that makes her shine, during her visit she irradiated all the trails, gardens and classrooms of Escuela Caracol.  Everyone at Escuela Caracol wishes you the best, may the trail of high education be a complement of the luminous being you already are. Our doors will always be open to you and your family, we hope to have you all back here...