International Education Jennifer Wilkins Growing up in New York City as a child I totally underestimated the need for a second language. There was a constant inner voice demanding that other children learn to speak English. But the resistance to other languages changed when I became a teenager and discovered boys. I learned very early […]
Walls and a Boiler
The pictures I took when the walls were being painted their base color weren’t so exciting but seeing the wonderful colors, selected by a team of ISB parents, on the walls is very exciting! And, during the month of July, another important project has been underway – the removal of the very old furnace (a […]
Final Floor Transformation
As of the end of last week, the wood floor work was completed. The painters have now arrived and are busy priming the walls. The old, lemony yellow walls that were so pervasive are slowly disappearing. Photos of the new colors to come soon!
Floors Part III and Color Choices
The flooring company has arrived with their big sanding machine and vans full of new wood slats for the floors. Here is an idea of what the floors look like once the glue residue from the old carpets is sanded away. Also, the parents who have been helping to think about color schemes for the […]
Floors – Part 2
As we went through each room, it became clear that a few of the old wooden floors couldn’t be saved. In these photos, the contractors are tearing up the old floors to install a new sub-flooring. Then, the flooring contractors will come in soon to refinish the old floors and install some new ones.
More recycling…donated furniture
Thanks to the generosity of many people and organizations – including this hard working ISB parent and staff member team we were able to connect with a school that was closing its doors and no longer in need of its furniture and pick up an entire truck full of desks and chairs for our classrooms. […]
Closets for the classrooms!
The old, peek-a-boo closets have been torn down and the contractors are now building new closets for each classroom, using mostly recycled wood. We are also learning about how to refurbish the slate blackboards, which are in need of some good TLC.