Successful training at MNSA

Drawing from resources made available by the Buck Institute for Education, Edutopia, and from our own experience facilitating inquiry-driven learning at MNSA and at Vance Elementary, we put together an action-packed introduction to PBL. It was exciting to watch light...

What’s Going on in the Garden?

The Garden In Full Bloom This past week the children at Verner searched for ladybugs for a citizen science project and while no ladybugs were found there were many other bugs that will soon find a home in the bug hotel that is going to be installed this week. The...

June News from Verner

May is planting time for summer veggies. Students have sown seeds and planted starts of lettuce, kale, onions, tomatoes, basil, sunflowers, okra, cowpeas, squash, and gourds. The strawberries have been coming in! We gathered both garden strawberries and the fruits of...

June News from Vance

First graders rounded out their year-long mint project/economics unit with a trip to the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. And what a treat that was! Students learned more about the cacao tree and how the seeds inside get turned into that delicious chocolatey goodness....

June news from MNSA

This month sees the completion of the first Pollinator Garden at MNSA and the planting of a number of flower beds around the campus. The pollinator project provided valuable experience for our initial year with the school. Led by Ms. Shannon Baggett, the MNSA team,...

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