As teachers and parents, we know big transitions are hard on children, resulting in every reaction from nervous excitement to tantrums. A longer and more structured transition designed and coached by parents can help set our students up for a more successful transition from summer vacation back to the school year routine. Read more for several strategies for creating structure and systems to help your child make the transition.
Etienne Rech-Ley, a junior at The Bush School, and Lillian Wamuyu a teacher at Bridge International Academies, came to Soundview to speak to our Middle School and Intermediate students.
Today’s education system resembles a factory system as children are still educated
by batches, grouped by their age and then into year levels, according to Sir Ken
Robinson, author and international education advisor. Schools may recognize that all
children develop at different ages, but not enough are doing something about it.
The 2017-18 academic year provided 5th grade students at Soundview School an opportunity to set the bar high during our first PYP Exhibition.
The Arts are an essential element of a Soundview education. Arts education has a number of benefits to the social, emotional, and intellectual development of children.
This past weekend Soundview celebrated another successful Soiree hosted by the Board of Trustees at Woodhouse Winery in Woodinville.
While giving a tour of our school last week, I walked into our 8th class during an activity exploring the concept of the cultural iceberg model. Student took turns completing the the statement: “people think I’m _____, but really I’m _____. There were so many powerful elements of the exercise: trust, honesty, self-awareness, other-awareness…Our students have been engaged in the conversation about diversity and inclusivity alongside the faculty this year.