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4th Grade

Why I Say #ThanksObama for Every Kid in a Park

Will Shafroth | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Will Shafroth

Every child deserves the opportunity to cultivate his or her own unique connections to these incredible places, experiencing for themselves all that our national parks and other federal lands and waters have to offer.

Jamie Chenault: Seeing Every Face in the Room

A Teacher Like You | Posted 11.17.2016 | Education
A Teacher Like You

We have a question on the board that says, "What are you going to do today to make a difference for your tomorrow?" We reflect on that every day. It doesn't have to be about learning, either; they could've made a new friend or helped someone out. But it is about them showing up.

The 5 Stages Of A 4th Grade School Project

Wendi Aarons | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

There's no way you're going to get this done in time. Especially when you think it's cool to make each letter a different color and you keep inserting pictures of bacon into a report about Steve Jobs.

Back-to-School: Full Moon Rising

Carissa K | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

It can make my heart literally ache to watch my children march off to a new grade level each fall. Each year a higher number, a taller kid, bigger back-to-school shoes to purchase. I want to take hold of time, of them, and just not let go.

Curriculum for the Ages -- How do you Measure This?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Our students realized that the distance between age 10 and 90 is only an arm's length, if you open your heart and mind.

The Best Year of Their School Lives?

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

This blog is probably a little overdue, but I've been hesitate because I didn't want to jinx the situation. If you remember (and you probably don't),...

Be Careful, Evaluations Happen at the Oddest Times

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

Having my daughter in her mother's class struck me as odd from the very beginning...It's like getting a Broadway review after EVERY show.