Klickitat – Grades 5 and 6

TEACHING THE WAY THE BRAIN LEARNS: University of Washington neurobiologist John Medina likes to comment that the brain is designed to solve problems under the following conditions: a varied environment and in near constant motion. He also points out that the brain learns best when the subject is engaging. In his work he points out that traditional schools tend to create conditions nearly opposite to those conducive to the learning brain. In Klickitat, fifth and sixth graders are on the move – within and outside the classroom. On any given day one might find a group of Klickitatters analyzing planetary distances from the Sun, building models of Mt. St. Helens and then creating eruptions, putting their increasingly complex thoughts into the written word, or tucking into a good book, whether on the classroom Exercycle, on the beloved overstuffed couch, or at a table.

Observing Geology in action at the Johnston Ridge Observatory.



Upcoming Events

Sep

2

Early Childhood Back To School – Mazama and Kalama

10.30am Read More

Sep

3

School Starts/Coffee and Smoothies

8.30am Read More

Sep

5

Sweat Equity/Welcome Back Potluck Picnic

1.00 and 5.30pm Read More

Sep

10

PTO Meeting

8.40am Read More

Sep

17

Literacy in Early Childhood

11.45am Read More

Sep

17

Klickitat and Tahoma Curriculum Night

6.30pm Read More

Sep

22

Board Meeting

6.30pm Read More

Sep

22-26

PTO Scholastic Book Fair

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