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When coming in 38th is better than 1st

When coming in 38th is better than 1st

If you know me, you know that I am competitive. So you might think that I would be upset that our Science Olympiad team came in 38th in the Battery Buggy competition this weekend. Not true. This is why I am so proud of our team. This is the third year that our school has participated in the NC Science Olympiad but the first year in the Middle School Division, which...

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Wild about Wound Care!

At the Yadkin Valley Community school, we take many field trips throughout the year. This week our student visited Prism as an extension of their study of the human body. I cannot say enough great things about the Prism staff! They were gracious, entertaining and knowledgeable. On this field trip, the students learned all about wound care through hands-on...

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10 ways to have a student-centered classroom

10 ways to have a student-centered classroom

From its inception, the Yadkin Valley Community School has been inspired by the Montessori curriculum and philosophy. That means that when you walk into our school, you will notice several ways that it is different than a traditional public school. Our school is committed to a student-centered experience. “Standards work hand in hand with student-directed learning,”...

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How does the digestive system work?

The students are studying the human body this year. Having just finished the respiratory system, they are now moving on to the digestive system. Recently they had a hands-on lesson about the steps that take place during digestion, and I don’t think they will soon forget it. First, the food is chewed. The cup represents the mouth. The kids used their fingers as...

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Student Portraits – Part 1

We are starting what I hope will be an amazing and thoughtful art project. The students will work on this project throughout the year and hang their final pieces in the Spring. We will be doing portrait photography. For those of you who didn’t already know, my degree is in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. So, photography, especially portrait...

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