Biology Lab: Is Yeast Alive? It may be almost time for Halloween, but it's not just the monsters and ghosts coming to life!!  All around us, our world is living and my students come into contact with living organisms (besides themselves) all the time!  Yeast is...

It may be the middle of October, but there's some benefits for living in the "Sunshine State".  Our class took advantage of the unusual hot weather by connecting our art lesson to a tasty, cool treat! After learning about primary colors, we painted Primary Popsicles. Here's...

In preschool, we are already getting excited about developing social skills in our young students.  Werecommend the resource The Incredible Flexible You Series for working with young kids.  It is apparent that even at a very young age, students do not benefit from only academic lessons,...

As September comes to a close we celebrate our first month back in school recognizing the importance of being a model citizen.  Students and teachers spent many of the first few weeks creating their own classroom community and developing an outline for what it means to be...

Whether it’s solving a crime in science or solving an equation in math, students in middle school are actively engaged in learning with the use of dry-erase tables. With tables large enough for small groups to work, students collaborate throughout the day in multiple subjects....

"One of the best ways to help improve social skills is through the use of social skills groups.  Doing social skills training in a group setting allows children to practice new skills with their peers instead of just talking about them theoretically.  Practice is crucial...

Great Read Alouds that Promote Inclusion and Celebrate Friendship As a school that focuses on inclusion, I’m always searching for books that promote inclusion, root for the underdog, celebrate friendship and loyalty, and inspire kids to want to read more. Here are a few recommendations (including...

Our Vocational Educational Program started the year off on the right foot...

Food may have less to do with weight management, while exercise may have a lot! Weight Management and Physical Activity  In a recent article in the American Journal of Medicine, “Obesity, Abdominal Obesity, Physical Activity, and Caloric Intake in US Adults: 1988 to 2010,” researchers found that...

It's never too early to get students thinking about economics.  This year our middle school program is adjusting to a new block schedule, which is allowing us to integrate subjects across domains and build on project based learning.  All of that leads to an awesome venture,...