Community Newsletter-Week #34 – Acorns (ages 5-7)

“Motivation is often inspired, it’s not just found within us” –Dr. Giacomo Bono, author of Making Grateful Kids Listen. Learn. Know. ***THIS WEEK*** Tending the Garden – Fathers and father-energy givers are invited to join us this Friday Parent Teacher Tools – Watch “Ask Ian, the Rocket Scientist” TKG Office – Crafty tickets …

Community Newsletter-Week #32 – Nature Growers (ages 7-9)

Learning happens in so many ways! Behind the Scenes – Portfolio Shares “Human behavior is messy and unpredictable and unconcerned with convenient symmetries.”  ― Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed Need some help organizing your garage this spring?  Don’t hesitate to call on your Nature Grower for help! End of school year calls …

COMMUNITY Event-mini Maker Fair: Sat 28 Jan, 9am

Makers are all around us. You don’t need to buy anything to be a maker. STEM is more than technology! CLICK Here to RSVP to the Maker Fair! Presenters and attendees are welcome. There will be hands-on making for the whole family. Sat Jan 28 from 9 – 12pm 301 …

TKG LISTEN: Are We Better Off Without the Fairness Doctrine?

Beware the Too Compelling Narrative In the spirit of our appreciation for writing, this article provokes us to think about the power of writing and the proliferation of micro/hyper-individualized media. Should government or a governing body manage media bias (see Fairness Doctrine) or leave it up to consumers? What role does …

TKG LISTEN: We Can Vastly Improve Education by Teaching This One Skill

This resource appeared in a recent newsletter to help parents continue their connection to the constructivist mode of learning. ‘A Holy Curiosity’: We Can Vastly Improve Education By Teaching This One Skill If questions are essential for learning and discovery, why aren’t more schools deliberately teaching the skill of question …

TKG KNOW: Less Reading, More Range

Try to broaden your ideas of what our students are capable of—besides math and reading—this year. And just for fun…look at this list checklist from a 1979 child-rearing series: Can your child “draw and color and stay within the lines of the design being colored?” Of course. Can she count “eight to ten …