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5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

What is STEAM and why is it important? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Incorporating art and creativity into learning these subjects has transitioned STEM into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) STEM occupations are in high demand, with computer occupations projected to see the highest growth. In fact, computer […]

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The Selfish Truth of Neglecting Your Neighborhood School

I live in a town that could be appropriately described as “bougie”. We have tiny homes costing $500k, locally sourced meats in our restaurants, and organic coffees in our cafes. We drink amazing local wines, have community parades, farmer’s markets, and support local artisans and businesses on Shop Local Saturday. Every school in the district […]

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4 Wonderful Benefits of a Preschool Co-op

4 Wonderful Benefits of a Preschool Co-op

The Preschool Co-op Picture this – a little, one-room school house full of sweet, curious toddlers learning and playing together with their parents. The students are seen as children, and they thrive in a place where they can grow and become independent at their own rate. This is the reality of a preschool co-op, which […]

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Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Homework. Just the word alone can prompt a severe allergic reaction from kids and parents alike. The continuing debate over whether or not homework is valuable is still all over the internet. Whatever the case, most kids will likely have homework in some form throughout the school year. Aside from how we personally feel about homework, […]

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Choosing the “Right” School for Your Child:: Our Bloggers Weigh In

If you're new to Wine Country, you might be surprised to learn that our school system is sort of unconventional. Many districts allow inter- (transferring out of district) and intra-district (same district, different school)  transfers. There are several exceptional private schools, and there are many homeschooling families (and co-ops) that offer a variety of programs. [...]
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Can I Say the C-Word? {A Teacher Busting Misconceptions About Common Core}

Innovators. Problem Finders. Environmental Stewards. Compassionate Citizens. Creative Artists. Rigorous Thinkers. Am I referring to the movers and shakers in Silicon Valley or the highly valued entrepreneurs of the world? Maybe the business minded moguls living large in SF’s Financial District? Nope. I’m talking about our kids in public schools in California, ages 4-17. You […]

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