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Engaging Our Senses

Engaging Our Senses

Kids and teachers, alike, love field trips! At Almond Acres, we get students out into our community and natural world as often as possible, not only because it’s fun, but because it enhances our learning.  Why might a lesson experienced on a field trip be so much more...

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Over the past 5 weeks we re-minded our kids about the five character traits that make us TeRiFFC citizens (being trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, and caring). This week we begin the development of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. These habits help us to be and become leaders. The first habit is Be Proactive. Ask your child what the hand signal is. The premise of the habit is that we have the power to

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Time management is a misnomer. We manage what we do, we don’t manage our time. Time is what it is; seconds, minutes, hours… there is no stopping it. Our success and happiness are dependent on what we do with our time. Making choices about what we do with each hour is...

Speaking with Clarity and Precision

Speaking with Clarity and Precision

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug.Mark Twain Yup, ya, nope, uh huh, like, um, er, ya know, uh, … Sound familiar? When we feel confused or are searching for the right word, we may use...

Choose Your Own Weather

Choose Your Own Weather

"If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side." - Nathan, Mr. B's son Did you know that it’s possible to choose your own weather? No, you can’t control what falls from the sky, or when spring will arrive, but you can control your own personal weather...

Our Kite Philosophy

Our Kite Philosophy

Our school mascot is definitely one-of-a-kind. Despite our close connection to coastal winds, it wasn’t windy weather that made us choose the kite as our school mascot. The kite has much stronger conceptual roots in our school’s mission. Let’s dive a little deeper...

Random Public DrawingThursday, March 25th at 6pm

Join us via Zoom for a random, public drawing to determine enrollment and waitlists for the 2021-2022 school year!