How Cool is MY School

A blog by staff, parents, students, etc.
Getting Gritty With It

Getting Gritty With It

I love TED Talks. I use them often in my Life Coaching or ELA classes. One of my favorites is by Angela Lee Duckworth. She shares about how she left a very demanding position in consulting to join another very demanding position- middle school math teacher in the New...

Take Control

Take Control

Even in a regular, boring, and typical year we need to take care of ourselves first in order to care for others. I think it is safe to say you likely wear more than one hat. It could be one of parent, employee, teacher, spouse, friend, among many more. This calendar...

Designs Inspired by Nature

First grade is exploring Project Lead The Way's module, Designs Inspired by Nature. In this module, students learn about parents and offspring. They make observations that offspring are like, but not exactly like, their parents. They learn how parents and...

Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

There are so many kids coming to school without their fine motor skills developed. How can we help these students from the beginning of the year? If you guessed, by introducing fine motor tools to your child than you are correct! Here are some fine motor tools that...

How to Help Kids Lose Weight

How to Help Kids Lose Weight

What you can do: When kids are very young, you’re in charge of their routine. Make sure your child’s day includes plenty of time -- at least 60 minutes -- to be active, whether it’s climbing the jungle gym at the park, playing tag in the backyard, or jumping...

Managing Hard Emotions

Managing Hard Emotions

Elementary age children sometimes have big, difficult feelings that can be hard for them to manage and work through. The demands of growing up, coping with disappointment, feeding off of the stress of adults can all be triggers for epic meltdowns. A Think, Feel, Need...

I Do, We Do, You Do

I Do, We Do, You Do

Years ago, I taught in a charming neighborhood school alongside an early elementary teacher named Herm.  He was beloved by his students and their parents. He'd stay after school and facilitate what he called “Family Night”. It was sort of like a workshop....

Coming Together

Six years ago, I started my own journey at The SAE School. Time and time again, I’ve seen this school community band together to assure what’s best for kids. Many firsts have happened. Yet, at the same time, one thing doesn’t change. Everyone pours their heart into...

It’s About Time

It’s About Time

During this incredible time in our lives, SAE second and third graders have expressed their thoughts, feelings, and opinions about what it’s been like. The inspiration came from a call that Time for Kids magazine put out to children everywhere. We answered that call....