Teachers (singly or in groups) can ask Nettie & Friends for a grant to buy special supplies (butterfly kits), take a field trip, invite a writer or artist to spend a week or so in residence. Or anything else they might feel . . . . . For instance . . .

Celebrating 100 Days of School in Kindergarten

Counting to 100 is a big deal.  When Kindergarteners reach the magic number of 100 days in school, there is cause to celebrate and Nettie & Friends is there to help.  Counting 10 groups of 10 different colored cereal loops and making a necklace is a big accomplishment.  Teachers engage students on many levels during this special celebration – including making collections of items and sharing them with students.

Gingerbread Houses

Who in their right mind would turn a bunch of kindergarten students loose with graham crackers, pots of frosting and a lot of candy pieces?

Teachers at Maxfield, that’s who.


Each year classrooms full of budding house builders construct an actual, if small, house. The fact they usually eat a few of the building materials only enhances their experience.