Music is Key
There is music all around at Aggieland Country School. Children sing every day at circle time and on the playground. The older children practice the recorder on the porch after their work is done and the every student sings and dances for their parents twice a year.
The first program of the year is the Thanksgiving program during which the students dance early American or native American dances and sing folk tunes and religious music. The elementary students play glockenspiels, drums, recorders, and violins.
Playing the instruments is taught by a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher. Playing the violins is taught by a certified Suzuki teacher.
Nature is Part of Our Curriculum
Aggieland Country School is located on 2.5 forested acres in College Station, Texas.
The playground has a garden plot for each child, a butterfly garden, a chicken coop with beautiful hens, a soccer field, and basketball court. Outside the playground fence is the nature trail through the woods.
The children keep rubber boots and raincoats at the school so that they can go outside almost every day. Weather permitting, the children eat lunch outside, too.
Alums of the school years later, say that the love of nature instilled in them at Aggieland is still with them today.
Other Elements to Our Enrichment Program
Beginning each morning with yoga
Spanish lessons, twice weekly
Sewing lesson for both primary and elementary classrooms
Physical education 4 days out of the week
Gardening lessons where children bring home food they have grown at school
Begin every morning with raising the flag, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and singing the National Anthem