Posts tagged with "Summer16"

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright
Activities · 09-11-2016
All children have interests or hobbies. Whether it’s a favorite sports team or a passion for photography, individual interests are excellent opportunities for personalized learning. Not only does independent study allow students to learn more about topics, it also teaches them how to problem solve and present knowledge in creative ways. When supervising student projects, it’s important to help students focus their research with a specific guiding question. For example, if a student wants to...

Thinking About My Favorite Things:  My mother's handmade baskets
Activities · 08-10-2016
Many of my favorite things are priceless, yet they are worth little money. I value them for sentimental reasons. Some played important roles in my life, like my first stuffed animal. Others are associated with beloved family members, like my mother’s handmade baskets or family photos. We learn much about the world through the objects we save and treasure. An object’s sentimental or symbolic significance reveals our customs, interests, values, and traditions. Examining the role of...

Beautiful Black-Eyed Susans in Maryland
Books · 07-24-2016
As a child, I never needed incentives to read. Reading made me happy and also helped me relax. I reread favorites until they were well worn. Recently, I parted with some childhood books that I had saved. Many were presents from family and friends, so the emotional task took a long time to complete. When they were all packed for the last time, I consoled myself by visiting the library. If you’re looking for ways to encourage children to read, I suggest that you read too. Visit the library,...

Beautiful Corinthian columns
Activities · 07-13-2016
Once upon a time, I worked for a historic preservation organization. I attended many tours and social events in historic properties not usually open to the public. Traveling to these events was entertaining and informative because my colleagues would point out various house styles and identify architectural features. They would get excited about such features as, roof forms, paint colors, windows, porch supports, and decorative details. I learned a lot and often think of them whenever I see an...

Relax in an adirondack chair this summer
Phew! Spring cleaning is done, and summer is underway with our redesigned website. Feel free to explore and stayed tuned for more. . .

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