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.
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.”
7th/8th graders trekked to Oaks Bottom wildlife refuge, 4th/5th grades have been laying the foundation for a year-long study of American History through an Indigenous lens. Geology is the place-based focus for 3rd grade. Kinders have been exploring the topics of identity, family, and art.
What is a neighborhood? What is a community? Are they the same thing or are there differences? These are just a few of the questions our 1st and 2nd grade students are exploring this fall.
Did you know that The Cottonwood School has a whole class of medical experts? Another group of 6th grade students have entered the University of Colombo Medical School and have recently passed their MCATs.
Education Week Story by Sarah K. Andersen About Connecting Students to the World Through Food Studies with Emily Conner’s 7th/8th grade students.