Jenny points out an owl that lives in one of the trees outside their schoolhouse to Chloe and Edward. The three often leave their one-room schoolhouse and venture out on the island. “The fortunate side to being so small is that we can go out into our natural environment,” Baum said. “The kids were born and raised here, they know the lay of the land, so we can delve deeper into the natural world around them. The beauty of it is that theyÕre inspired by it and IÕm inspired by it. You can connect this beautiful island, this really unique place, to every subject area.”

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