Is Water the New Oil?

Before I took the water course I thought that water was a thing we would have forever. Now…I know that we should be careful of how we use clean water and we should not just throw it about. I also…

Learning to Felt

The middle school art class was without its usual and very competent teacher this morning. I jumped in to fill the gap. More or less. Truthfully, mostly less…I don’t know how to felt. Lucky for me, the students have learned…

Making x 2: Trees More Important and for Maker Faire

Our sixth graders have been particularly busy this week, making final preparations for the Maker Faire coming up this weekend, on Saturday, November 14. In their science class, with their teacher, Emma Sears, students¬†have been wrestling with the question…

Service Learning: Making in Many Ways

This week will bring the end to a series of days that the middle school has spent in service learning this fall. Service has had a long tradition in the middle school. Five years ago, we began making connections with…

A Day on the Field in Fall and More

On the first day of school, when I led our first middle school assembly, I made the pronouncement that, even though we would give each student a schedule on the first day of school, there would be few days that…