How Cool is MY School

A blog by staff, parents, students, etc.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

It seems like we’re all in a race. A race to the polls, a race for equality, a race to find a balance, a race for a cure. Our kids are certainly feeling it, too.  I came across a Chinese Proverb that says, “Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid of standing...

Benefit from Outdoor Learning

Let’s be honest, when you think of school or doing school work you think of being in your seat, pencil paper and books. Truthfully, studies have proven that learning happens anywhere, so why limit yourself to just the inside of a building. By committing to learning...

Why Stretching is Extremely Important

Stretching is an extremely important practice to add to your daily routine to be on your way to better health. Even if you are not planning on exercising vigorously, it is still important to stretch in order to receive multiple benefits for your body and your mind....

Kindergarten Math Tips

Kindergarten Math Tips

Do you want to know how you can help your kindergartner master the basics of math outside of the classroom? Incorporating basic math concepts into everyday activities is a great way to help build your child math skills. Having your child line up their favorite toys to...

Latin American culture

Latin American culture, from north to south and east to west has its own personality and it’s characterized by having a unique and unrepeatable history. But what makes up the ‘Culture’ of a country and how can we experience it? Some of the definitions of ‘culture’ are...

Executive Functioning

Many people, adults, and children alike demonstrate difficulties with making decisions, switching gears from one activity to another, working efficiently, and completing multi-step tasks. These challenges and several others are examples of executive functioning...

Benefits of Art

Benefits of Art

Motor Skills: Many of the motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills in young children.Language Development: For very young children, making art—or just talking about...

Stop Tattling!

Stop Tattling!

The early elementary years are full of telling and tattling. Teachers try many different techniques to reduce it and lessen the amount of things told to them. But, what if we change the approach? Instead of frustration and “Please stop tattling!” being told to the...

Teaching Spanish through Art

Teaching Spanish through Art

With very young learners it’s a bit harder to dissect a painting or sculpture than with older students, especially in a foreign language. For many it could be the first time that they are being exposed to something and for extremely young learners they might have...

Benefits of Learning Spanish

Benefits of Learning Spanish

One of the best languages to learn for travel. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and is the official language of 21 countries. If you learn Spanish, you’ll be hard-pressed to go somewhere where at least a few people don’t speak it. This will make...

Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

I know it has been so stressful for the past few months, at home with young children underfive. Now is such a great time to make a checklist to ensure your little one is on track with development, specifically gross motor skills. Every child is unique with development...

Back to Nature: Healthy Snacks!

Back to Nature: Healthy Snacks!

Who says eating healthy has to be challenging and expensive? Growing your own healthy food can be a fun and rewarding experience for your family.  You don't have to have a green thumb to grow healthy vegetables and fruits. You don't need a large...

Science with Mr. Jeff

Science with Mr. Jeff

This month students have been studying Force and Motion, Natural Hazards, Genetics, and Chemistry. 5th Grade has created marble roller coasters to demonstrate how forces and motion can impact our everyday life. 6th Grade students are creating earth resilient buildings...

Prioritize Meals, Especially Breakfast

Prioritize Meals, Especially Breakfast

If there is one nutritional no-no that takes the cake, skipping meals might be it. For starters, “people who skip meals aren’t getting all of the nutrients they need,” says Mickey Harpaz, Ph.D., exercise physiologist and nutritionist in New York City and Fairfield...