LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

January 11, 2018

Last year on January 10, I wrote a blog for our LANK website entitled All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  It is actually one of my favorite blogs because it cuts right to the chase of what is important in a kindergarten classroom.  It can be difficult...

October 26, 2017

It is almost that time of year again when parents arrive at school for that very first sit-down with their child’s teacher.  For some it is a little nerve racking as they try to imagine what the teacher might say about how 'Joey' shares toys, receives circle time, or o...

September 19, 2017

One of my favorite LANK traditions is choosing a yearlong theme that helps guide curriculum and connects learning throughout the school.  Not only does this theme provide cohesiveness between programs, but it also creates enthusiasm and excitement for our staff as they...

July 29, 2017

We are almost at that point in the summer when the neighborhood pool has lost some of its charm, and going on vacation has already occurred; so now what?  My last blog listed some local happenings and excursions that might interest young families.  I hope you enjoyed t...

January 10, 2017

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is the title of a book of essays written by Robert Fulghum. The book was published in 1986 and it remains a huge success for the message it conveys in that specific essay.  Some of Fulghum’s nuggets of wisdom gained...

December 8, 2016

Flagship units are learning themes that the whole school engages in over the course of a week or two. There is nothing better than walking through our school, and finding everyone engaged in learning about the same topic—yet benefitting from the individuality of the cl...

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