March 25, 2018

"How do people come together to do great things?"  

Over the past few months, Sycamore students have explored this guiding question from many perspectives.  Their collaboration has taught them to think more deeply about how they learn best as individuals and how everyon...

March 22, 2018

Sycamore students traveled to A Little Rescue ranch!  While visiting with the animals, they learned about how Brandi's team collaborates to do important work.

At the ranch, Brandi taught our students how her team rescues animals from auctions and how they work together...

March 18, 2018

For the last few weeks, Paige's and Emmarose's groups have been exploring the human body through the Systems Thinking Toolkit. Students brainstormed the many systems of the body, such as the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, and the respiratory system.  One...

March 18, 2018

The 22nd Mission Project ask students to imagine themselves as designers of a brand new California mission (the original Spanish settlers stopped at 21). Paige, Kylie, and Jim helped student understand and empathize with different points of view during this process. Be...

March 17, 2018

How do you make an idea great?  An idea grew during journaling when B.D. and E.B. began writing and designing characters called the Mustard and Ketchup Warriors.  In their imagination, these tiny warriors defend the pantry from bad guys by shooting mustard and ketchup....

March 2, 2018

Educator Emmarose hosted Sycamore School's first annual Poetry Night to celebrate her students' beautiful and expressive poems! Over the course of their study, Emmarose observed her students find their voices as writers. Their process included learning to read and writ...

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