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Spotted Lanternflies and Children

This summer brought Spotted Lanternflies to Miquon. The messaging from the media has been clear: Kill them on sight. As a community member and science educator, I understand the need to engage and mobilize the public in managing the early stages of this infestation. As a parent and teacher, I also know that children are sensitive creatures.  READ MORE »

The Miquon Kids’ Research Journal

Fifth and sixth grade students at Miquon designed and implemented their own experiments, developed testable questions, planned procedures, and collected data. View their projects and results here! READ MORE »

Children at the Center of Layered Learning

I just spent a week observing all of the group classrooms at Miquon.  What struck me most is how children consistently play the essential role in creating meaningful learning experiences.  In every single classroom I visited, children were observing, children were asking questions, children were making meaning, children were forming relationships. They were at the center of thoughtfully constructed experiences; the circumstances crafted by their teachers allowed their curiosity and caring selves to flow forth.  I have notebook pages full of observations to support this. I was incredulous when watching certain lessons unfold; in classrooms of all ages, teachers wove … READ MORE »

#firstdayofN+K

Check out our quick video featuring all of the important moments from the first day of Nursery and Kindergarten! 

#firstdayofschool

Check out our quick video showing all of the important moments from the first day of school!