Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Here’s a study: add twenty minutes to your day and take notes on what more you accomplish. What’s your hypothesis? Will you add value to your life in that twenty minutes, or will you take it for granted, not notice it, watch it tick away—poof! The answer is probably different for each person who reads […]

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

Winston Churchill once wrote “History will be kind to me as I intend to write it.” The 5th grade extended team at The Lexington School is writing history too, literally and metaphorically. “Lighting Up History,” the 5th grade musical, is an interdisciplinary and collaborative experience where students learn history while they imagine, design, build, create, […]

Kentucky Heritage is a Lesson in Courage

Kentucky Heritage is a Lesson in Courage

Did you know that famous artist John James Audubon immigrated from France to Louisville, that Thomas Merton wrote wrote The Seven Storey Mountain from his hermitage The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Kentucky? Kentucky Heritage Day teaches us this and so much more. The quintessential integrated, interdisciplinary learning experience, 4th graders combine their study of […]

Take the Time to Gaze: Press Pass Photography Class

Take the Time to Gaze: Press Pass Photography Class

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Photographer Elliot Erwin  Photographer and teacher Jo-Ellen Fischbach teaches and watches. She follows her student photographers […]

Preschool Project Work Builds Curiosity by Donna Hutton

Preschool Project Work Builds Curiosity by Donna Hutton

How do you teach curiosity? Project work has some answers. Donna Hutton, Director of Preschool at The Lexington School helps us understand a world where asking questions leads children on an unparalleled path of exploration and discovery where we see that spark, the start of the desire to know more. That desire is what we […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 7 Fun Ways to Reinvent Your Meal

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 7 Fun Ways to Reinvent Your Meal

Thanksgiving leftovers are a wonderful thing, but don’t you wish it could taste and look a little different the second or third time around? The Lexington School’s CFO (Chief Food Officer!) Chef Ryan Laudenschlager and amazing cook staff created 7 ways to reinvent your leftover Thanksgiving meal. First things first, Chef Ryan does not use the […]

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Type “Successful Dyslexics” into Google, and you’ll find a long list of celebrities, poets, painters, and entrepreneurs, people you’d never imagine one day struggled in school. But they did. Children and adults with language-based learning differences do not thrive in a traditional classroom where pen to paper, desks in rows, and timed tests are the rule. […]

Sarah on Creativity: 4 Ways We Train Kids to Think Differently

Sarah on Creativity: 4 Ways We Train Kids to Think Differently

Can you think of something new, different, or original? Can you solve a problem that seems to have only one solution? Can you do it quickly? This skill is Creativity, and if ever there is a time when it is needed and valued, it is now in this century of growth and innovation where the next discovery, […]