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16245 Westside Hwy SW
Vashon, WA, 98070


The Vashon Green School is a place-based multi-age learning community located on 7 acres of farm and woodlands, on Vashon’s Westside. We offer a hands-on, hearts-on embodied curriculum rooted in practices that promote social intelligence and connection to the natural world. Our curriculum seeks to provide children with tools and support for living a full, balanced and creative life by giving equal value to each of the four windows of knowing: feeling, imagining, sensing and thinking. Mentors honor each child’s unique gifts and learning styles, supported by our small mentor-student ratio. VGS children, mentors and families journey together to create a learning community rooted in compassion, connection and gratitude.

2013-14 weekly snapshots

week nineteen: Grandmother's Pigeon

Britt Freda

I told a variation of a story, written by Louise Erdrich , called Grandmother’s Pigeon .  The story evokes wonder and magic.   A wise and wonderful elder encourages children to embrace, learn and be inspired from the mysteries of life.   

We practiced sitting very still and quietly in a group as a way to study birdlife. Afternoons we painted with acrylic on canvas board. Tuesday the undercoat, Wednesday the under-painting and Thursday color/form and details. 

In math the chipmunks are still learning about the concept of place values and putting lots of attention towards organizing addition and subtraction of 2-dgiit numbers into columns.  Squirrels are working with same concept and organization of 3, 4 and 5-digit numbers.