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Author: Nicole Sipe

Here is a bit of history on the rich legacy of Shari Robinson, the former director and a teacher at Meridian Hills Co-op to whom we dedicated our Reimagined Playground last September. Shari was a three decades icon in the cooperative movement in Indianapolis. As a young mother of four children, she taught first in the late 60s at Willowcreek Cooperative […]
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As we begin our 58thyear of teaching children and parents at MHCNS&K, this recently republished 1993 article in the August 2018 Cooperatively Speaking newsletter for PCPI (Parent Cooperative Preschools International) lists the reasons why I have long maintained a core belief in cooperative preschools. Lest you turn away from the “old” 1993 advice, (ha!), please read on. I know we sometimes miss […]
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There are so many causes that need advocacy these days I often find it overwhelming, so I remind myself that I can do only so much within my immediate world. One of the parts to my world (actually pretty much in my DNA) is my belief in the cooperative philosophy for preschool education. Along with the MHCNS&K membership in the […]
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Shortcake for dinner?  Makes PERFECT sense to me, and in fact it is a fond June memory in our family… dairy, wheat, fruit – several food groups – made a long-ago summer story of deliciousness. I served it the other night after making strawberry jam with wonderful, fresh Indiana berries. Mmmmm. Here is another story about dinner I “made” after […]
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Dear Parents, A sure sign of spring is when I put out my favorite garden accessory by our front door – a copper pinwheel. I bought it in a melancholy moment the first year of empty-nesting. It reminds me of windy days and kite flying with my two boys as it spins easily at the corner of our house. Call […]
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I must…as is evidenced by my current Spring Break enjoyment of reading the Chronicles of Narniaby C.S. Lewis, and also reading A Wrinkle In Timeby Madeleine L’Engle out loud to 8 year old Kai (Reading fantasy books is an escape from current events. Ha.) Well…actually I don’t REALLY believe in magic, but I do REALLY believe that childhood is filled […]
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I cannot get the frustration out of my mind after yet another school shooting. Every teacher in America has this in the back of mind. Every. Single. One.  Of course children pick up on what adults say and maybe have seen or heard the news, so I am hoping these suggestions will help you as you parent. Sandy Hook was […]
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Have you ever noticed how many mirrors we have in our classrooms? They make our rooms brighter and seem larger. In the Reggio philosophy, mirrors are often used as a work surface with loose parts for pattern work or a surface for painting and sensory explorations. Inspired by by a trip to visit Reggio schools in Italy, former teacher and director […]
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Some months ago, our 7 year old grandson, Kai, told me that the only books in which he was interested were information books. He is a reader, but information books don’t get one caught up in a story with the joy of “not being able to put down a book.” I wanted him to learn about people, emotions, relationships, imagination […]
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Take a tour during the school day to see our kids at play and truly get a feel for our school. You will have the opportunity to meet the teacher, talk with parents and ask questions. You are welcome to attend with or without your children. Please RSVP to membership.mhcns@gmail.com, and mention which class and date you’d like to attend. […]
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