SoWashCo Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

January 2021

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

Books for Building Visual Thinking

Books are a great way to practice visual thinking. Here are three examples to get you started.

Building your Young Scholar's Evaluative Thinking Skills

Card Games for Building Evaluative Thinking

Believe it or not, card games are a great way to practice evaluative thinking skills - especially when you can get your Young Scholar talking about the why behind their choices.

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!

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.
See below for more information on the upcoming ADHD panel discussion "Walk In My Shoes"

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About Me


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!

Contact Information

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, thoughts, or needs!

Colleen Redmond