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5th Graders Launch World-Wide Helpers' Club

After reading Refugees and Migrants by Ceri Roberts and Hanane Kai and The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies, some 5th graders became invested not only in learning more about the plight of refugees, but about how they could help those displaced peoples, as well.

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Fostering Civil Discussions

The current rancorous political divide is as passionate as it is pervasive, and it has created the proverbial catch-22 in the modern Middle School classroom. Given the fractious nature of political discussion, is it wise to even touch those subjects in class, or do we owe it to our students to protect them from these issues until they are “older?”

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Homecorner Conversations: Alison, 4th Grade Teacher

Alison discusses how the 3/4 Unit builds upon the foundation set by the Primary Unit and prepares students for Middle School, and the role that intrinsic motivation plays in the work she does as a progressive educator.

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For Learning's Sake: Intrinsically Motivated Children

Our goal is to develop in children an internal locus of control, along with an understanding that self-control comes from inside themselves and that they can exercise it. We want children to do things because they love to do them, not because they want or expect to get something in return.

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5 Signs Your Child Is Not Moving Enough at School

We want children to be healthy and happy. We hope they are internalizing habits that will help them be confident and successful throughout their lives. We assume that they will cultivate these habits at school—but very often, they won’t.

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Visual Arts: Exploring the World Beyond Names

Part of the fundamental importance of the visual arts is that art so often explores the world beyond names—before names—and helps us to understand a different, non-logical (or pre-logical) way of experiencing the phenomena around us.

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Student-Led Initiatives: Day of Action

Originally a reaction to the Day of Silence, this 10th annual community event is Green Acres students’ unique response to the question: “How does my silence help someone who doesn’t feel safe?”

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Unlocking Language

Parents and schools are partners who share the common goal of helping children develop the literacy-related skills that they will need throughout their lives.

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Demystifying Math

Our goal is for our work in math classes to bring your children joy and curiosity, along with a deeper understanding and a stronger foundation for their future work. 

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Violence and Bigotry Have No Home at Green Acres School

At Green Acres, we purposely model and teach our students about the respect that every human being deserves, about demonstrating true compassion for all, and about the efficacy we must all feel in working toward a better world.

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Curiosity, Compassion, and Civics Education

As students grow in their ability to interpret current events, we are able to discuss potential solutions to the problems and identify ways that they, even as students, can participate in the process.

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