DAY EIGHT COMPLETE Pack and Play There are so many teaching moments on this trip, but one of our favorites is that everywhere you go you can pretty much find something beautiful and adventurous about that place. All it takes is a spirit of curiosity and vision. Today was the perfect example. We took […]
What do we know about construction? There’s a lot of it going on at TLS right now, and it’s not just outside. In sixth grade, constructing projects based upon freeform research on topics of personal interest builds practical learning skills and provides evidence that finding a passion is a fluid endeavor. OAK projects shows kids that building a passion might just be better than following one.
“Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi The newspapers and friday night local news cover college and high school sports every week. Rarely will you find information about elementary or middle school athletics no matter how riveting […]
What is an outdoor adventure to you? It could be running out of gas and walking a mile to the nearest station or digging a hole for a fence post and hitting a pipe that shouldn’t be hit. It might mean lying on wet grass in the backyard on a warm summer night looking up […]
“Boing” of a basketball bounce on wood floors, “squeaks” of quick feet, “blare” of clock horns, pierce whistle pitch, the “clap” of hands; the “whip” of pom-poms, the “swish” of an arrow, the “pop” of its point on a paper eye; the “splash” of a dive, the “thud” of dismount, the “click” of a putt, “sigh” […]
Wilt Chamberlain said, “They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” Perfection can be a big, confusing word. Our coaches don’t use it much. Words you hear at The Lexington School during fall athletic season are more like SPRINT, SET, SPIKE, TACKLE, and […]
It’s 5 AM right now, and I’m awake, reflecting on this trip and how amazing it has been. This group of kids has been really special. They’ve managed some challenges with the weather and some stomach issues on top of working through the tough activities and physical challenges of this terrain. They have overcome it […]
Hanae is next to tell the story of Mission Skills and how they affected this 2016 graduation class. Her story is about the small things that add up, the first teetering walk on playground tires or the tireless process of draft after draft for that paper. All moments of challenge with the risk of failure are steps […]