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.
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.
Fourth and Fifth graders have learned about different indigenous tribal communities. 6th grade has adapted quite a lot to at-home learning. Students have been exploring algebraic patterns and geometry with easy to find materials. The 7th and 8th graders have been looking outside for their place-based project this trimester.
School in the spring of 2020 is for Cottonwood students as it is for children all over the world: different. For the past six weeks, our small school has worked to negotiate the contradictory concepts of “remote learning” and “place-based education.”
Education Week Story by Sarah K. Andersen About Connecting Students to the World Through Food Studies with Emily Conner’s 7th/8th grade students.
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
Exciting news! As part of our first ever Cottonwood Reads! program, we are beyond THRILLED to host an evening with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass from 6pm-7:30 on Tuesday, November