833 Young Scholars
Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support
This Month in Young Scholars
Different Ways of Thinking
This month students also met Isabel the Inventor, a squirrel who knows all about Divergent Thinking. Isabel loves to brainstorm and come up with lots and lots of different ideas to solve problems. For example, Isabel has been helping us see ordinary objects, like bubbles and tools, in very new and creative ways. First grade Young Scholars even invented a way to move Isabel's acorns from the bottom of her tree all the way to the top using everyday items like a fork, a funnel, and balloon! Try inventing something with your Young Scholar!
Check It Out!
Information, Resources and Opportunities for Your Young Scholar
- Click here for fun and educational offerings for the whole family through 833 Community Education.
- Each spring the Star Tribune newspaper puts out its Minnesota Summer Camp Guide - a huge list of summer camp opportunities throughout the state.
- Does your Young Scholar love to build and create? This may be just the place for them! Leonardo's Basement, located in Minneapolis, is described as " a one-of-a-kind creative learning environment for “kids” of all ages to design and build from their imagination." A variety of options are available including summer classes, Saturday experiences, and Legos!
- Meeting Sybil the Scientist and learning more about convergent thinking this month sparked a lot of interest in exploring science and experiments. Here is a list of some best selling children's science books. However, there are tons of kids' science experiments available online as well. ScienceBob is just one example but there are plenty more out there. Whether from books or online, many offer simple, easy experiments to try at home - just perfect for summer fun!
Young Scholars Will Return!
My name is Colleen Redmond, and I'm excited to introduce myself as your Young Scholars advocate and lead teacher!
I'm a mom of two teenagers (yikes!), a wife, small business owner, avid biker (the pedal kind), book enthusiast, and beekeeper. Plus, on top of all of that, I have the happy job of implementing and growing the Young Scholars program here in 833!
I've been lucky enough to teach in South Washington County Schools for the past twenty-five years and have had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the lives of students and families in my classroom.
Now, as we launch Young Scholars, my path in education is taking on a whole new and wonderful life. I am so very excited to work with and support you and your Young Scholar. I can't wait to see where the journey takes us!
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, thoughts, or needs!