We have always felt that school is a partnership between children, parents and teachers at Sabot School.
What started as a parent run co-op 30 years ago is still a place that wants and needs the whole community to be involved.
Because children are free to move from room to room at the pre-school, we need a parent volunteer to watch the hall to make sure children are safe and going to places that are available (stop signs on doors mean the space is closed, and children are careful to follow this rule, but sometimes...) This 'Star Parent' is so important to our program, letting us allow free movement of children, as a friendly parent presence every day, and in support of children's ideas as well.
Today Mary was are Star Parent in the hall. When Nolan made a second car for his model Sabot School parking lot, Mary noticed he was having trouble fitting it onto the "blacktop." Together, Nolan and Mary added on to the parking lot, figuring out how a paper clip could change into a handy connector for the black foam. Mary was so respectful in listening to what Nolan wanted to do, and Nolan was open to her help. It was a real pleasure for me to see (and overhear). Thanks, Mary and Nolan!