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Project based school

Main Lesson

Main Lesson is our history/social studies class where students spend a block of time learning, exploring, and diving deep into a topic of study. In our project-based history and social studies classes, we aim to cultivate a deep understanding of a period of time while fostering critical thinking. By integrating literature as a component, we enrich the learning experience, allowing students to explore historical events, societal issues, and diverse perspectives. Students engage in hands-on activities that encourage active exploration and analysis.

If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn
- I. Estrada

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Mathematics

Mathematics class is based on the idea that math is full of ideas and relationships that are constructed in our brains rather than isolated, memorized facts. When children have rich contextual situations and playful exploration, they make and store connections that make sense to them.  
Classes focus on recognizing relationships between numbers, exploring the properties of the basic arithmetic operations and the base-10 system, and developing flexible, creative ways to think about solving problems.  These are not your traditional, procedure-based, standard algorithm math classes.  Students are encouraged and supported in looking for cool ways to connect what they know with new mathematical ideas.  Emphasis is placed on using hands-on and visual models to aid in communicating mathematical thinking.  Kids are empowered when they are allowed to find their own way and construct their understanding of how math really works.

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General Science

Science 

Hands-on science is not just about conducting experiments; it's about fostering a mindset of inquiry and curiosity. It encourages students to ask questions, form hypotheses, conduct experiments to test their ideas, and then reflect on the results.

This process not only deepens their understanding of scientific principles but also hones their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Parent Passion

Parent Passion class is full of exciting, new experiences as students learn about topics they may not have seen before.  Parents are welcome to teach anything they want. Due to this freedom we have a beautiful array of subjects being taught every year. Total commitment is teaching 4-5 weeks out of the year, one hour per day, three days a week AND assisting another parent teacher for 4-5 weeks, one hour per day, three days a week. Total commitment for the year is 8-10 weeks. Throughout the years we have experienced an array of classes, ranging from history, social studies, science, gastronomy, computer programming, robots, multi-media art, etc.

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Kids of Kindness

Kids of Kindness is a school philosophy based on feeling safe, listened to, and respected. Every student is celebrated for who they are. In this nurturing environment, students learn to recognize and manage their own emotions, set and achieve positive goals, show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This foundation not only promotes individual well-being but also sows the seeds for a loving, caring community of learners.

When students are taught to view challenges as opportunities for growth and mistakes as stepping stones to learning, they develop resilience and a positive outlook that extends beyond the classroom. This mindset encourages them to support and uplift their peers, creating a community where every member feels valued, understood, and connected.


 

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