Lots of learning (and fun) at Camp Bernie

So much has happened since school opened in September.  We’ve had incredible news to report:  a million dollar gift, the Agnes and Peter Steenland Memorial Chair for Professional Development, the accreditation on-site visit, a new worship video, and a huge investment in professional development. We breezed right by the fourth and fifth grade trip to […]

Opening the classroom to interns: sharing what it means to teach children of God

Note:  Since 2002, for three weeks in May every other year, Mustard Seed School has opened its classrooms to 8-10 interns from Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA). Some years ago, I was a student at Covenant College, studying to become a teacher. In addition to learning to teach content and subject matter, I learned that […]

MSS Teachers Present at National Science Teachers Conference

If you are in Boston tomorrow, April 4, you can catch MSS teachers Melissa McCallihan (fourth grade) and Clara Buckley (Upper School art) at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Boston.  They will be presenting Full STEAM Ahead!  The conference website says, “Find out how three teachers (4th, 5th, and Art) implement a multi-age STEM […]

Announcing Multigrade Innovation in Grades Four and Five

The next step in multi-grade innovation. Everyone benefits when different grades work together. That’s why we’re committed to a multi-grade learning environment.  Mustard Seed has a long history of learning through multi-grade collaboration. Reading buddies. Academic teams. And this year, we have successfully implemented the grades two-three combination classes. I’m happy to report that it […]