Before they began the trimester, we asked this 1st/2nd grade class simple questions about rivers…
Place-based education is a way of taking the walls down between school and the community.
7th graders identify a problem in the community and seek out policy-based solutions.
This fall the kindergarten class explored family diversity through close examination of people, place and time, the 6th graders were gifted a free ride to the University of Colombo Medical School and the 7/8 graders took an extensive look at the system of extraction and deposition we call “trash.”
The days are getting shorter and colder, but the plant study for our 1st and 2nd grade students is still going strong! This fall they have been learning about all things plants: how they work, their parts, the gifts they give us, and all the ways we can help care for them. At home, students are sprouting herbs and watching roots, stem, and leaves slowly emerge from a bean seed that germinated in their window.
Education Week Story by Sarah K. Andersen About Connecting Students to the World Through Food Studies with Emily Conner’s 7th/8th grade students.
Cottonwood’s Sarah Anderson delivered the keynote address at the Inside-Outside Conference, hosted virtually by Antioch University in October. “Place-based Education: An Inspiration for the Future of
Our school recently had the incredible opportunity to host Braiding Sweetgrass author Robin Wall Kimmerer as part of our school-wide Cottonwood Reads! 2020 program. Students at all grade levels prepar
The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science stands in solidarity with our Black families. Our goal is to nurture compassionate and confident students who possess the skills needed to confront racism i