First Day of School Traditions

Not your typical first day around here, our #firstdayofschool traditions include play, building relationships, and sunflowers. These traditions were designed to build a community that can work through just about anything. First, play. Play is a child’s work. You can’t standardize learning through play and that’s why it trips everyone …

Conflict helps us Learn

“How were you brave? How were you kind? How did you fail? What are you grateful for? These four little questions can be a helpful tool for unwinding a busy day at school and supporting a growth/flexible mindset for your student. It takes the focus away from pain and directs …

TKG Summer 2021

TKG Summer Pods are now enrolling – beginning June 28 through Aug 27th. Nature-based, this is personalized learning in an outdoor setting. Join TKG for multi-age outdoor school this Summer! Choose from a combination of 2 or 3 days a week from 9am-1pm. Students will follow a curriculum that is …

TKG’s COVID Safety Plan

Goals and intentions TKG is meeting outdoors in small pods, not indoors for any part of the school day This plan is created to help us preserve TKG values of hands-on learning and empowerment Developmental progress will be the first factor for assignments into small groups. Parents will not send …

Triangle Conferences – A Snapshot

At TKG, we believe that students are people who are developing in their own way and at their own rate.¬† We favor a holistic approach to assessment that includes academic, social, and emotional development of each child.¬† Therefore, assessment of progress is through anecdotal observation, individual student conferences, formative assessments, …

Valentine’s Day without Commercialism – Is That Possible?

How we do Valentine’s Day @ TKG There are a few themes that come up around Valentine’s Day including commercialism, intrinsic motivation, and empowerment. In promoting a personal, comfortable, and marketing-free environment we try our best to furnish the space with natural materials that encourage exploration, cooperation, and freedom to …