Blogs at Gustavus
http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2014/03/thumbs_up_for_green-thumb_scho.html This is a really cool article about elementary school kids growing a garden, and how their teachers use it as an interdisciplinary unit. The teachers incorporate math, science, and health lessons, all related to their garden! They are able to practice these subjects as a way to learn about them on a deeper level.
On Monday night, the author of several well-known books and TED talk speaker came to Gustavus to speak about performing gender roles and about feminist issues in general. Before Chimamanda Adichie came to campus, I had watched her other TED talk video about how we should all be feminists. A link to the talk is […]
Would you want to incorporate a mindfulness curriculum into your classroom? Why or why not? Do you think that all grades would benefit from it?
Shout out to Carly, Jess, and Emilie!! They taught a difficult third grade lesson on goverment, but did an excellent job! They were very well prepared and the activities were engaging!
The Department of Geography invites you to a showing of “The Square,” an Academy Award-nominated documentary following the on-going Egyptian Revolution that began in 2011. Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 – 9:15pm Wallenburg Auditorium, Nobel Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College Free and open to the public.
Ask any musician. If he’s being honest with you, will tell you there’s never enough time for practice. When organist David Lim ’15 was informed that he had won the 12th annual Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Competition in Evanston, Illinois, he realized that it would mean some additional time at the keyboard during a very […]
The biennial Gustavus Music Showcase, featuring performances by the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, will be presented at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Avenue) in Mahtomedi on Sunday, March 16. The performance is free and open to the public and will begin at […]
By Brittany Salsman If you’re like me, when you have a new friend visit your home, you go into a fury of cleaning, straightening, putting away, and cleaning again to make sure you leave a positive impression. I make sure that I have food and drink options in case they haven’t eaten or are thirsty […]
Hello Friends and Family! This past weekend, the 12 of us and the faculty/staff of USM headed to Perlis State Park in Kaki Bukit, Perlis, Malaysia! Among the various outings, Spelunking in particular happened on Sunday morning! In case you were wondering, spelunking is also known as caving! To reach the cave, we trekked about 2 […]
Shout out to my awesome practicum group for working well together to get this thematic unit done! I am so excited to get to teach all of our awesome activities!!