Assets School K-8 Principal Blog


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Welcome

Aloha and thank you for visiting my blog!  I have created this space to share some of the incredible learning that occurs here at Assets School, along with how we support the academic, social, and emotional lives of our students.

Most of my posts will be specific to the Assets School community but I hope to also occasionally share thoughts and observations related to the broader field of education.

I invite you to join me here and to share your thoughts, questions, and recommendations.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

For the past two years, our Student Senate has organized a school activity for Thanksgiving that is focused on appreciation or gratitude. This year, we have an Appreciation Tree display where students and faculty could write on leaves or apples what they are thankful for. Continue reading

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How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

I’m not that old. I grew up in what I thought were the not-so-distant 1980s and 90s. But as I was reading the new recommendations for children’s media use that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released two weeks ago, I couldn’t help but reflect on how different my childhood was from our current students’.  When I think about what children and parents have to manage now regarding media, my childhood memories practically look like they should be played in black & white while set to an old-timey music soundtrack. Continue reading

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Summer School 2016 Enrichment

Welcome to week two of 2016 Summer School at Assets! We had a great first week. I saw our students engaged in fantastic learning experiences and making new friends quickly. I especially enjoyed watching new students discover the wonder of Assets for the first time. Viewing the school through their fresh eyes is a real joy.  One of the distinctive features of the school is our Enrichment Program. Your child may have come home talking about it, so I want to share with you a brief overview of what it is and why we do it. Continue reading