Black history month begins! Year 5 - Week 22 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
2d ago
  “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass Check out this week’s updates below… spark studio Sparks are literally flying in the studio in more ways than one! We are learning how to spell, write, and pronounce dinosaur names as we gather facts about each one. We ended the week with a field trip to Fernbank and came up with many adjectives to describe what we felt on our adventure. It went something like this … excited, happy, fun, thirsty, hungry, nervous, tired, refreshed, brave, etc. Our Valentine’s Day Tea is right around the corner. It is a formal tea, and t ..read more
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Session 5: Year 5 - Week 21 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
4d ago
  Session 5 is full of experiences Check out this week’s updates below… spark studio What in the world made dinosaurs go extinct? It’s an uprising in the studio, and stories are coming to life as we dig deeper into the how and why. What if it was tiny volcanoes all over the world erupting from the earth’s core … the earth started quaking, causing a disturbance everywhere. The sky turned gray, the land began to divide, and trees were uprooted, leading to the entrapment of the dinosaurs as they became entangled in limbs, roots, and lava. After it was all over the land separated, bigger volc ..read more
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Session 5: Year 5 - Week 20 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
2w ago
  Session 5 is full of experiences Check out this week’s updates below… spark studio This week our heroes had the opportunity to explore fossils and talk to an expert! It has been an exciting week in the Spark Studio! elementary studio “You have to know the past to understand the future.” - Carl Sagan Ewwww, owl poop!! What better way to learn the fine, delicate skills of a paleontologist than to investigate what bones are found in owl pellets? Elementary heroes got the opportunity to examine owl pellets and make educated guesses about what this owl ate. So what can you actually det ..read more
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What if learners were paleontologists, museum curators, and consultants?
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by Tyler Thigpen
2w ago
  What are ingredients of a successful Quest? Usually lasting four- to six-weeks, each Quest includes a series of challenges bound by a compelling narrative and is designed to deliver 21st century skills while simultaneously incorporating traditional topics like science, social studies, and history. And now, here’s a sneak peek for learners ages 4-18! spark and elementary studios Jurassic World Quest In this session, Spark and Elementary learners are being transported to Jurassic World! This Quest puts learners in the real-world roles of paleontologists and museum curators as they learn ..read more
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Session 5: Year 5 - Week 19 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
3w ago
  Session 5 is on a roll Check out this week’s updates below… spark studio This week our Heroes explored the world of dinosaurs. It has been an exciting week in the Spark Studio! elementary studio Elementary heroes are continuing to “Flip the Script” and make key system improvements to their studios. Our new guides, Gage, Anita, and Caprial, are all forging great relationships with heroes. Make sure to get a chance to say “hi” in carpool. We are knee-deep in the Jurassic World Quest, with heroes learning the techniques of paleontologists, stepping into the shoes of Museum curators as we ..read more
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Session 5 Begins: Year 5 - Week 18 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
  Happy new year! We’re ready for a new session! Check out this week’s updates below… spark studio Happy New Year! Our Heroes were just as excited as we were to start off the new year together. Take a peek at what they did this week! elementary studio “A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story.” - Jack Horner, Paleontologist The first session of 2023 is off to an epic start. Welcome to Jurassic World! Heroes are taking on the role of paleontologists and museum curators. They will be uncovering fossils from the Mesozoic period and using chemistry to learn about the life ..read more
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Join us for an Open House in Feb 2023!
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by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
  The Forest School is excited to announce our Open House dates for 2023! Register Now Details… The Forest School will be hosting two, in-person open houses in 2023. These events allow prospective families the opportunity to view and tour the school while also getting to meet our team face-to-face! There’s no better way to see if The Forest School is the right place for your learners! Open House Dates: Wednesday, Feb 8th: 6pm-7:30pm Sunday, Feb 26th: 3pm-4:30pm Spaces are limited so please register to secure your family’s place!   ..read more
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Your taxes can make a difference for The Forest School!
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by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
  apogee scholarship program The Forest School is grateful for the support of local businesses and philanthropists through the Apogee Scholarship Program. Participants, who must be Georgia taxpayers, are allowed to redirect a portion of their tax liability to help fund scholarships for private schools across the state. Taxpayers can designate the school where they want their dollars to go – without any cost to the taxpayer.  The Christian Swann Group is a new participant who is grateful to share the benefits of their many years spent developing relationships with luxury and commerci ..read more
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Welcome new Guides!
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by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
  We're excited to welcome three new Guides to the Elementary Studio and a new Administrative Assistant. Read their bios below! Anita Farmer Junior guide, lower elementary studio Born in Cincinnati but raised in the hills of eastern Kentucky from infancy, Anita has spent most of her life in a classroom. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Union College in her hometown of Barbourville, Kentucky, she began her teaching career at the same elementary school she attended as a child.  During that time, she taught both kindergarten and first grade, as we ..read more
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Session 4 Reflections: Year 5 - Week 18 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
  Have a holly, jolly… We’ve closed the books on Session 4 and are looking forward to the holidays. Check out this week’s updates below… spark studio Who are we? As 2022 comes to an end, keep this in mind: life isn't a line but a circle. The ending of each year brings with it a new beginning. Through this year, we’ve gained the wisdom and confidence to accept and inspire a new tomorrow. Session 4: “Who Are We” has proven to be beautiful and inspirational. It was so good that we want to continue discovering more about ourselves and others. Let’s keep it flowing! As Nelson Mandela once said ..read more
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