Hello Everyone!

All is well in this strange and exotic land of The Claggett Center, only one hour and twenty minutes away from Baltimore.

We are having fun and getting to work preparing our group for the smooth operation of a healthy school year through the process of community building. So far, we have sketched out our community agreements and discussed etiquette, language and behavior components for a functioning class group dynamic.

We have also played games, told stories, eaten s’mores around the campfire, eaten more s’mores around the campfire, and taken care of one another the way normalized Montessori students do. These are a great bunch of kids, and I am very proud and lucky already to have the opportunity to work with them – thank you.

Today we are off to the ropes courses at Upward Enterprises. Wish us luck! More later.

Phillip McFarlane, Adolescent Program Guide