Stoddard school retains approach akin to era of the one-room schoolhouse
"All of the kids have recess together, they work in the garden and the greenhouse, and every kid in the school has a pair of snowshoes," Osgood said.
"I've been teaching for 25 years and I love having multi-age classrooms," Guertin said. "We can revisit things I've taught the first-graders so the kindergarteners know, and the older kids model what's expected of them for the younger ones."That modeling makes for smooth transitions between grades, said Osgood. Teacher Laura White told Osgood that with the multi-age classrooms, the teachers never have a completely new class. Each year half of their students can serve as "ambassadors," and teach the incoming students the routine."The big kids help the little kids and they all play together," said Osgood.
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