Escuela Caracol will never be left alone.

Escuela Caracol will never be left alone.

“Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.” R. Steiner These times have been difficult for everyone in the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected, some way or the other, each of the activities carried out by all of us. These are strange times, but as difficult as they might get, they have also brought out some of the best of most of the human beings. During recent times, the sensitivity, that we would have to see as a norm, decreased due to circumstances such as the rhythm of life and technological isolation. Now we can see it again, showing the light that can emanate from humanity; expressions of solidarity and empathy have become a constant.  From the first days of the restrictions, the main concern for Escuela Caracol has been the safety of our students and their families, as well as finding ways to continue with the pedagogical process of our Caracolitos while respecting and following the precepts given by Waldorf Pedagogy, keeping the personalized accompaniment of each of our students. Another concern came up soon after: could Escuela Caracol survive the financial crisis? We were aware of the global situation, we knew perfectly well that our families would not be able to make their contributions as they used to and that many of our international sponsors would see their finances hit by unemployment issues or a decrease in their income due to the impact on local economies of the pandemic. This is why, after considering the dangers and reviewing the finances, the Board of Asociación Caracol decided to launch a call...
A wonderful visit from a great artist.

A wonderful visit from a great artist.

During the third week of February, our students received an enriching visit from the talented sculptor Terrence Rooney. He came from the United States to share a little of his creative ability with each of the elementary groups. Fourth, fifth and sixth grades participated from the modeling workshops where they learned how to handle mud, clay, paper mache and salt dough. This is how we seek to form our “caracolitos”, nourishing their head, heart and hands in each of the activities...
Here we go again!


Here we go again!


After the holiday break, students and staff came back to school. With deep happiness we contemplate how the trails and classrooms get filled with energy and happiness through the laughter and movement of our students. The first day of classes went by normally, school’s new students easily adapted to their groups and teachers couldn’t hide the joy of having their caracolitos back. 2019 will be a year of growth and success to all of us, here, at Escuela...
A Magical Shelter

A Magical Shelter

As part of this year’s first block, third graders learned about using and building shelters in the wild. Using materials gathered in the gardens, our Caracolitos built two shelters with branches, flowers and leaves they found on the trails of our school. Having their teachers guide as a reference, our students built the structures to fit a few students inside. As a special detail, boys and girls decorated their shelters with flowers and leaves, giving the structures a more warm and homelike feeling. The stories the gardening teacher, Santiago, told them about the way bees and ants work, gave them inspiration to work as a team. Our Caracolitos had a great time while learning about construction and basic survival techniques. Now and for a few weeks on, third grade students will have a small place that can become a fortress, a castle, a house or a school, where all their dreams can become real through the...