The Abbot Woods Blog

Insight from staff members about the happenings at SHED Childrens Campus.

The Birth of a Field

Celebrating Michelle Seligson The Grassroots Leader of After School Programming Michelle (Micki) Seligson has been nationally recognized as a leader in afterschool and in childcare policy and practice. In 1978,

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Resources for Mental Health

We at SHED believe that self-care is essential. One of the pillars at SHED Children’s Campus is mindfulness, and one component of mindfulness is the practice of self-care. During the

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SCC 2019 Highlights

Looking back on a year is a wild ride. The time goes so fast but you realize just how many moments filled it. Before getting too far into 2020 we

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Nature, Childhood development, After school programs, Reggio Emilia

Can I Climb The Tree?

This question coming from a second grader gave me a moment of pause.  I am not a tree climber. I never climbed trees as a child. Was I the right

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Rainy Day Play

“When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.” – Pooh Bear It is pretty simple – children NEED to play.  It does not matter what the temperature

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Big Body Play

  I recently posted about having a classroom consisting only of boys this year and how their play (compared to a classroom with a mix of boys and girls) gravitated

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Our TOPS Friends

SHED Children’s Campus is fortunate to collaborate with TOPS program in Andover.   TOPS is a Transition Opportunity Program that serves young adults with disabilities, setting up vocational opportunities throughout the

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My Life With Boys

I have been a teacher at SHED Children’s Campus for 12 plus years. I started in the after school program and made the switch to preschool last year. This year,

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Classroom with no Walls

  This past Wednesday  was the first day of SHED Children’s Campus’ outdoor inspired program “Classroom With No Walls”. This program will offer children endless opportunities to cultivate wonder, curiosity,

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