Fall is in full swing and the leaves are showing off a bit. I really love the beautiful leaves… but who doesn’t? Driving through the mountains this weekend reminded me that it’s time to start leaf collecting. I use leaves all over my house for decoration, but I also use them in the classroom for
Category Archives: Experiences
For the past few weeks, the students in our school have been working on their Brainworks projects. Brainworks was created many years ago by one of our teachers who wanted to develop a way for students to show their learning by demonstrating through a project that is based on the way their brain works. We
We recently spent the day in Seattle and rode the Great Wheel. The kids had an absolutely fabulous time and it was a beautiful day for an outing. I love being able to provide opportunities like this for my kids, but when I stopped to think about it, it wasn’t the actual ride on the
I will tell you over and over again, that our literacy development is the product of our experiences. We make deeper connections with the texts we read if we have some experience relating to the book. Last night, my daughter was looking through the nonfiction section of her library shelves. She found a book about whales and dolphins.
It’s not too often that we wake up to a snowy scene like this, in the Pacific Northwest. When we do get snow, everything gets put on hold. The laundry piles up, the dishes go unwashed, the sewing projects are pushed aside, and new recipes get put on the back burner. It’s time to head