WEEK 19 “From Under Our Big Tree” NEWSLETTER: 5 to 7 Class (Spotlight on Supporting Self-Discovery)

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton By now, you’ve heard us talk about growth edges.  In our context, it is the space just outside what a student can do autonomously, with help from a teacher or parent …

TKG KNOW: What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains (Mind/Shift)

Here is a new Parent-Teacher resource to add to your tool box: Some elementary school students may have a limited understanding of the brain and how it functions, believing it to be something like “a container for storing memories and facts.”  Brain function and development are important values at TKG …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 17 (7 to 9 Class)

“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Hope you are having a great weekend.  Please remember to register for the P.E.T. Workshop this Tuesday.  The facilitator, Meike, is highly recommended by our pal Jennifer Lehr. We are organizing child care (details below) this time!  Also, please review the Admin section for information about our upcoming work …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 8

“The best way out is always through.” ― Robert Frost   Hello Community!  Here are some highlights from our classrooms: Field/Park Day Our first rainy park day was a success!  We read “This Way, Ruby!” and paused to observe our surroundings as if we were Ruby.  Some of us spotted …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 4

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ― Harriet Tubman   Hello Community!  Here are some highlights from our classrooms: Meeting Discussions: Upstairs (students ages 5 to 7) …