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Oxlajuj, thirteen years nurturing heads, hearts, and hands.

Oxlajuj, thirteen years nurturing heads, hearts, and hands.

This year, Escuela Caracol celebrates its thirteenth anniversary. Having coincided with the current moment humanity is going through cannot be seen as a bad omen, this has to bee seen as a foresight addressing to our beloved school’s transformation, walking towards times of growth and of great light, in which Mayan boys and girls from the western region of the Guatemalan highlands will continue to receive the tools to grow and develop holistically in an environment of love and respect, to become, as they grow, beacons of light for their communities, for their people, and for humanity.

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Escuela Caracol does not sleep.

Escuela Caracol does not sleep.

The gardens and paths of the School are impatiently waiting for the return of our Caracolitos and Caracolitas, the silence, even though it has been of great pleasure for our wild friends, is not something that the soul of our school enjoys. [gallery columns="2"...

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Every challenge has a solution

Every challenge has a solution

“To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.” R. Steiner. Moving between towns around the lake has turned out to be a very difficult task since the measures to prevent Covid-19 from spreading in...

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Friends and ambassadors.

Friends and ambassadors.

Kim D'Angelo is a person who has earned a very important place in the heart of Escuela Caracol. She is a Spanish teacher at the Emerson Waldorf School in North Carolina, Year after year she organizes a trip with students from various Waldorf Schools from the United...

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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...

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An oasis for the Bees.

An oasis for the Bees.

One of our priorities regarding the nurturing of our students is to promote the connection they can achieve with nature by being in constant contact with the environment that surrounds us; This contact helps them develop highly important academic knowledge as well as...

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We’ll be back in the classrooms soon. (Song)

We’ll be back in the classrooms soon. (Song)

A few weeks after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the beginning of the restrictions, our Pedagogical Director, Gloria Elena Londoño, and our Music  Teacher and Primary Director, Diego Sacach, came up with the idea of ​​recording a song as a gift for our...

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Kindergarten, cooking and eating tortillas.

Kindergarten, cooking and eating tortillas.

We want to give you a glimpse from our students point of view of a regular day at our kindergarten classroom. Today, our Caracolitos and Caracolitas will be cooking tortillas to be eaten later accompanied with tomato sauce and cheese. Zoe and Carolina will be the...

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Teaching fractions in fourth grade.

Teaching fractions in fourth grade.

Waldorf Pedagogy aims at integrally nurturing its students according to the development stages they are passing through; these stages are divided into septenniums matching with physiological, psychological, and mood changes. [gallery size="medium"...

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First group’s reunion of the year.

First group’s reunion of the year.

From the 24th to the 26th of February, We had the first round of 2020's grade meetings in Escuela Caracol, in which we had the participation of our Caracolitos' families. These meetings are the ideal moment for our families to be familiarized about what is currently...

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2020’s Harvest Festival

2020’s Harvest Festival

Last Saturday, February the 22nd, took place the Harvest Festival, a cultural activity where a good bit of the San Marcos La Laguna's community and the tourist's population gather to enjoy a journey packed with music, culture, and fun times. Our staff had the chore of...

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What a way to enjoy our free time! (Gallery)

What a way to enjoy our free time! (Gallery)

Kindergarten students enjoy a full hour of playtime in the School's gardens and open spaces every day. During these periods, children have the opportunity to explore their environment and to develop their space and movement senses. During the first septennium,...

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