Hello Friends of Taproot School,
As we move from our eight years as the K-2 Program at CSWS, into our own space as a K-5 program, our curriculum will stay the same.
We will teach reading through whole language, phonics, reading to kids, kids reading to us, kids reading to each other, playing with blends, site words, punctuation, reading by writing, handwriting and on...
Our math is experiential, manipulative based, written math, mental math, math games and everyone learns to play chess.
We don't have a prescribed curriculum for everyone because everyone learns differently. Our low ratio and connection with our students allows for us to creatively meet them where they are.
Yes, the website is a work in progress that we are creating ourselves. And while we love to talk pedagogy, to really find out how we teach, come to one of our open house dates and schedule an observation.
Saturday, December 15th, 10am-2pm
Saturday, January 19th, 10am-2pm
Saturday, February 9th, 10am-2pm
At our current location:
Community School of West Seattle
9450 22nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Adults only if possible.
You can also find the past eight years of curriculum on our current blog at http://www.thelivingclassroom.wordpress.com.
The first open house was a huge success with so many excited families. We are thrilled to be able to continue our work as Taproot School.
And thank you for the feedback. The website will be updated weekly, to include curriculum, FAQ and our new blog will also begin to be updated on a regular basis. Thank you everyone for your support.
Michelle Taylor & Terry Garrido
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”