How Cool is MY School

A blog by staff, parents, students, etc.

Black History Month

Throughout February our classes spent time researching We are proud of how the students were able to highlight the contributions of some key individuals and their contributions to society. Aside from a few wardrobe malfunctions, we know you will enjoy the videos....

Music Composition Class

Music Composition Class

Upper School Students have recently switched enrichment classes. To begin this class, they are learning how to use and create music using Soundtrap, a browser-based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). As the class goes on they will be composing original songs,...

2 HEALTHY RECIPES KIDS CAN MAKE

A great way to get kids to eat healthy foods is to involve them in the process of making it. Most kids love going into the kitchen and experimenting with the different foods in the cabinet. If parents involve their kids in preparing the food, not only does this turn...

Math Matters, Even for Little Kids

Stanford professor Deborah Stipek explains the parallel to the alphabet: “ Learning to count by rote teaches children number words and order, but it does not teach them number sense, any more than singing the letters L-M-N-O-P in the alphabet song teaches phonemic...

Ways for Children to Make Money

These days children are increasingly becoming more interested in earning money to feel independent and to practice saving. With the advancement of technology, & children’s unique and creative genius, growing a business can build confidence, develop social skills,...

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...