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 […]
February 17, 2012

Kindergarten at the Farm

By Laura Ciociola Last Thursday CLC’s kindergarten class visited the Brown’s Long View Farm for a day of planting, science and service. This is not kindergarten’s first […]
February 6, 2012

The Superbowl of Science

By Karen Metcalf OK, it’s not really the Superbowl, but nine of our middle school students did spend Saturday engaged in a fantastic team competition. While […]
September 9, 2011

Student Video: Chemical Fire Experiment

Check out this video by Wilson. He created it as part of last year’s middle school science expo when he was in 6th grade. Chemical Fire […]
June 10, 2011

CLC Middle School Science Expo

By Karen Metcalf, Middle School Science Teacher During the last week of classes our middle school students still had the energy and motivation to share their […]
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 […]
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 […]