Field Trips

December 10, 2014

Your Brain on Childhood

I am a big fan of Gabrielle Principe’s book, “Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan.” Not only […]
November 14, 2014

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day 2014

What a wonderful turn out of grandfriends during today’s 2nd annual Grandparents Day. While the day included a coffee & bagel social, tour, classroom visits, and […]
November 7, 2014

A School Designed with Your Child In Mind

Today on CLC’s campus I saw middle school students choosing their History Fair topics, first graders making connections between different fairy tales, and kids in our […]
November 3, 2014

Invitation to Fail

This post was originally published in CLC’s Friday News last winter.   I am not afraid to admit it: I am the sap who tears up […]
October 31, 2014

Preschool — Building Blocks of Life Long Learning

A recent op-ed in the New York Times pulled on its smock and ventured into the world of preschool, looking at the “Building Blocks of  a […]
May 26, 2011

Snapshots from DC

May 24, 2011

Letter of Thanks from Alzheimer’s Project

This letter has been reprinted with permission. Dear Patty, I thought I would write and express my personal gratitude to you, your school and in particular, […]
May 12, 2011

Top 10 Signs Your Kid Can Learn and Have Fun with Solar Cars

By Karen Metcalf, Science Teacher 10. Junior can explain to you what a gear ratio is and how to test it. 9. The beaming smile when […]
May 6, 2011

5th Grade Concert Benefits Humane Society

The 5th grade students, under the guidance of Patty Callender, decided to perform music at the Lake Ella Grower’s Market as a fund raiser for the […]
March 3, 2011

Science Olympiad

 By Karen Metcalf, Middle School Science Teacher  An Olympiad, in your mind, may conjure visions of speed skaters, high jumpers, fleet-footed sprinters, or chariots of classical […]
February 28, 2011

Model United Nations and Florida History Fair

By Jelaine Palmer-Janvier, MS Social Studies Teacher On Friday, Feb 11, 2011, 17 middle school students and I spent 14 hours at the Capitol facing global […]