Tuesday, May 3, 2016
I went to school today
Here are some photos and a video of some of the great experiences Parker kids have had in the past two weeks. STEM week for 6-7's; Philadelphia for 8's; a cooperative STEM activity for mixed age teams; and an exchange home-stay trip to our sister school, St. Peter's in Barcelona.
Kids faced many challenges: getting along with others far from home; speaking Spanish with families in Spain; researching space travel and launching rockets; creating videos to promote space tourism...to name just a few.
This is what "school" is like for Parker kids. It's not what most would envision when a child says "I went to school today." The learning is multi-dimensional, enlivening, challenging, and most of all engaging and fun. Self-sufficiency is required (and nurtured). Confidence in one's own ability to solve problems is the ultimate result. Is there a better preparation for whatever comes next in life?