Overfield November 2016

Upcoming Dates…

Monday, November 14-Friday, November 18: Artist-in-Residence Joshua Brown, Inlet Dance Theatre

Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm: Celebration of Inlet Dance Theatre Residency

Monday, November 21: Evening Family Conferences

Tuesday, November 22: CLOSED for Family Conferences; Toddlers OPEN

Wednesday, November 23-Sunday, November 27: CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break

Overfield November 2016

We are excited to welcome back Joshua Brown from Inlet Dance Theatre as our first artist-in-residence for this school year! Josh will be with us the week of November 14th-18th. We hope you will join us for a celebration of his residency on Thursday, November 17th at 6 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Please make sure the children are dressed in comfortable clothes for dancing that week. Visit Inlet’s website for more information about this amazing dance company.

Overfield November 2016

Project work is really beginning to unfold in all of the classrooms. The toddlers have been fascinated with the bugs and spiders that are ubiquitous in fall. South side children have taken an interest in the squirrels that are so busy around our campus. They have also been looking closely at different kinds of lines, leading into the drawing of self-portraits. Multi-age children have continued to care for our bees. The children in the North Side classroom have been engaged with climbing, jumping, and all sorts of motion. Our Kindergarten children have been studying motion as well, and also have been researching bridges. All of the children have been forming new relationships, investigating materials, and learning to be together at school. They have also been actively exploring our campus, and we have had beautiful weather to do so! This has included adventures into the tunnel, explorations of the Hobart Preserve, hikes in McCarthy’s woods, picnic snacks by Hobart’s Pond, and sunshiny days tending to our garden. We have had a wonderful start to our school year, and can’t wait to see what unfolds as these days grow shorter and our time together grows longer!

Overfield November 2016

News from our Naturalist…
Despite the lack of rain, the 2016 fall has been very nice. I doubt if the children have noticed our longer outdoor adventure time and periods of warm weather without jackets.

This last week has given me a chance to work in the gardens around the Overfield. I enjoy planting and transplanting bushes, trees, flowers and bulbs in the fall because they are such a pleasant surprise in the spring.

I got my last dose of honey bee inspiration before the winter at the Ohio State Beekeepers Association’s Annual Fall Seminar this last Saturday. I picked speakers who shared their bee knowledge and the latest research data. There were bee supplies and vendors from all over the country… a good and a bad thing for me. I found two special bee books for our library and a few needed supplies. My bee wish list managed to get even longer.

The guinea pigs have vacation homes for Thanksgiving this year. Thank you. Enjoy this great season.

– Deb DeCurtins

Overfield November 2016

Calling all Overfield Alumni!
All former students and parents are invited to “like” our Overfield Alumni Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/overfieldalumni/

This is a place for friends of Overfield to stay in touch, share stories, and celebrate the wonderful memories and relationships made at Overfield. We are looking forward to reconnecting through this page, as well as through the upcoming establishment of an Overfield Alumni Association, the hosting of community events, and a quarterly newsletter. Invite your friends, and stay tuned for more!