en plein air

We are big fans of turn of the 20th C educator Charlotte Mason, at the Pear Tree Skool. She was a slightly older contemporary of Maria Montessori, who believed that a child’s education should be experiential, immersive and alive. While I wouldn’t say we’re hard-core Charlotte Mason, I do like to borrow from her … Continue reading

A Visit to Wonderland

I went with Mr. Pear Tree to Wonderland last weekend. The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan and a group of art students from UBC-O, led by professor Byron Johnson, teamed up to turn the former Ponderosa Motel off Hwy 97 in Kelowna into a Wonderland-themed art instillation. Dubbed The … Continue reading