SoWashCo Young Scholars
Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to another edition of the SoWashCo Young Scholars monthly newsletter.
This month, we will continue exploring simple ways to help your Young Scholar grow and stretch their brains by learning more about the thinking skills used in Young Scholar lessons.
Our January focus will be on Visual and Evaluative Thinking.
We'll be looking at traits for each type of thinking as well as questions and resources to help guide and encourage the different thinking skills.
Building your Young Scholar's Visual Thinking Skills
What is Visual Thinking?
What's Going On in This Picture?: At-Home Visual Thinking Activity
Which One Doesn't Belong?
Tangle Art & Drawing Games For Kids
Building your Young Scholar's Evaluative Thinking Skills
What is Evaluative Thinking?
Logic Games and Puzzles: At-Home Evaluative Thinking Activities
Click HERE or on the image above for some fun ways to use logic games and puzzles to build evaluative thinking skills.
Card Games for Building Evaluative Thinking
Below are a few fun examples that work well for evaluative thinking, but you'll also find that just a regular deck and a favorite card game works, too!
If your Young Scholar likes BLINK, they'll love this game. BOLD takes matching to a new level involving memory, strategy, and a little luck. Scroll down on the website to play the online version.
Support for You
"The Best Of" 2020 Parent Support Group Resources
- This month, we’ll be looking back at some of the best resources from our 2020 parent group meetings. We’ll be taking time to visit websites and dig deeper into the resources to see what they offer and how they can best be used to support you and your Young Scholar.
- Click below to download your invitation for our next meeting on January 12, 2021 from 6:00-6:45pm.
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My name is Colleen Redmond, and I am honored to work as Coordinator for SoWashCo Young Scholars.
I'm a mom, a wife, small business owner, avid biker (the pedal kind), book enthusiast, and beekeeper.
I've been lucky enough to teach in South Washington County Schools for over twenty-five years and have had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the lives of so many students and families over the years.
Now, as part of Young Scholars, I have the honor of working with the amazing staff, students, and families throughout 833 to implement and grow the Young Scholars program.
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!