TKG LEARN: Counting Collections

Counting Collections by Julie Kern Schwerdtfeger and Angela Chan Lakeisha has lined up paintbrushes across a table and is rolling them one by one to the side. Tyler and Auveen are wrapping pencils into bundles. Maya is organizing toy kangaroos, and her partner Cody is drawing a picture of how …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 35

The Knowing Garden From under our big tree… 9 June 2012 Week 35: Highlights & Important Information “Look beyond methods, though, and consider goals. What’s the point of educating students in the first place?…we have reason to worry when schooling is discussed primarily in the context of “global competitiveness” rather …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 34

The Knowing Garden From under our big tree… 2 June 2012 Week 34: Highlights & Important Information “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry JamesThis week was all about… Reading Library Time: Where The Sidewalk Ends is …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 32

The Knowing Garden From under our big tree… 18 May 2012 Week 32: Highlights & Information Hellllllooooo Families!While you review our week, please keep our school tenets in mind: CONSTRUCTIVISM(expanding existing knowledge) WHOLE CHILD (emotional/cognitive/social/physical) BRAIN FUNCTION & DEVELOPMENT (readiness and willingness) CAPACITY BUILDING (critical thinking, skills for the global …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 25

The Knowing Garden From under our big tree… 18 March 2012 Week 25: Kitty Kitten Gardeners on the move Dear Families,I’ve recently started reading To Kill a Mockingbird as my non-teaching related book.  However, I’m finding myself thinking Scout would love The Knowing Garden.  She spends her afternoons climbing trees, …