The teachers in our programs continue to offer a dynamic balance of classroom academic content and field experiences to enrich your students’ learning. Many of the 8th graders from the QHIA program are heading to Ashland Oregon for the Shakespeare festival with students in the CRHS program. This special collaborative event was organized by CRHS lead teacher Kay Mendoza with Amber Walker from the QHIA program in a supporting role. Next week, students in the Coast Redwood Middle School (CRMS) will be attending their semi-annual four day excursion to Headwaters Outdoor School. And then there was the Earth Day celebration put on by Mountain IS families for the Mountain school classes, and theme-based field trips coming up for Fall Creek, as well as Nature Academy 6th grade students attending Headwaters Outdoor School and the 7-8th grade students heading out to Catalina!
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A week off of school is also a good time to read and discuss a good book together. Reading aloud to or along with your child from a book that is not tied to school work will help them to become not just a ‘school-time reader’ but also to know that there are books that can stir your soul, make you laugh or cry, or just enjoy a simple story together transported away from the daily deeds and screen time distractions. Goodreads has some great lists for various age levels. For those who may be interested, ... ...Please read on for more information about the CAASPP testing requirements
We are finally getting a touch of Spring and it certainly feels good. Many of our programs are gearing up for extended field trips, such as to Headwaters Outdoor School, Catalina Islands or Ashland Shakespeare while at the same time working on their many classroom projects and preparing for the annual State testing. There are quite a few special events right around the corner so please read on to learn more.
Research has shown that healthy sleep habits are linked not only to strong health but also to a positive sense of well-being, a healthy brain, and the ability to attain good ‘grades’ and positive participation in the classroom and in their learning. There are many, many articles on the subject. Here is a checklist that...