Redwoods 9 Sep 2017 – Class Newsletter Week 1, 2017-2018

Listen. Learn. Know. Let’s Get it Started Exploring Our Space “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― André Gide Wow. “Week 1: Redwoods” is already in the books. I posted to Shutterfly some moments from our first week together, and when …

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 …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Weekly Newsletter (7 to 9 Class): Week #19

Weekly Newsletter #19 – 7 to 9 Class “The capacity to reflect on one’s own strength and weaknesses, to learn from constructive criticism, and to practice critical reflection by monitoring one’s own work performance and interpersonal interactions is essential to the ability to learn from experience and is the cornerstone of …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #8 – School Wide

“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.”  ― Brené Brown  Dear Friend, Happy Daylight Savings Day! Friendly reminder: childcare reservations are strongly recommended for this Thursday’s meeting. This Thursday, we will have our parent meeting. I look forward to getting together with you to connect, …

TKG KNOW: The Wisdom Deficit in Schools

This article appeared in a recent school newsletter as our Resource Of The Week – an article, podcast or video to deepen your knowledge of education news and trends through the TKG Classroom and Community lens. The Wisdom Deficit in Schools New education standards emphasize technical reading skills over an appreciation for literature and the …

TKG LISTEN: The “Real World” Struggles With Evaluation, Schools Struggle With Report Cards – Isn’t There A Better Way?

Behold The Entrenched — And Reviled — Annual Review By YUKI NOGUCHI/NPR Our progress assessments focus on the individual’s evolution and personal goals.  At least three times each year, you hear from your teacher about your student’s discreet skills as well as their whole child well-being.  Straight-forward development benchmarks coupled with …

Community MEET-UP: Thurs Jul 30 – Alta Vista Park

Welcome to The Knowing Garden! Please join us for a Summer pot luck on Thursday, July 30th @ 6:30pm, Alta Vista Park. Come meet some of our teachers, students and families. Bring your own snacks or something to share, or just stop by for a quick visit. Our vision is to …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 12/Year 4 (5 to 7 Class)

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Dear Community Member, This week was woven with beautiful richness.  Prickly Plant eradication at the park, Rain! Rain! Rain!, PE inside a new room, Elle and Monica as teachers, new mathematical thinking, The Story of …