This week in music, grades 4-6, we visited the Sierra Senior Center. Students were broken into groups where they interviewed an elder and discovered their musical tastes and background.

Sunshine, hero snow, and excellent company made for a terrific day at @squawalpine. The 7th and 8th graders practically had the mountain to themselves for some fresh air and free range Crew bonding. Thanks again to Eric for making these incredible days happen for our TEAm!

WOW….. Jack and Ms. Katie setup another cool field study today. Echo Crew journeyed to Lake View Slab (located at the south end of Washoe Lake State Park) as part of their study about geology. Such beautiful weather for this field study. The crew demonstrated true TEA spirit as they scaled the face of Lake View Slab. We may have some Rutkiewicz/Viesturs in the makings….

Judy Klein is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF-ZSFG Department of Emergency Medicine. Judy will present on the importance of connection with nature and risky play in the outdoors.

Today is Challenge Day at Tahoe Expedition Academy. Our students will spend the ENTIRE DAY OUTSIDE while their lesson plans continue. Yes, even in the snow!

The 7th and 8th grades did a terrific job orienting themselves with the touring gear and assessing their packs in their on-snow prep. But the weather was starting to turn. Weather underground was forecasting 8-12 inches on Thursday and another 8-12 on Friday.

Led by 5th-grade teacher Matt Morrison, our semester-long learning expedition titled “Consumption Presumption” took 5th-grade students deep into the world of sustainability, renewable energy and green building practices.

Northern Nevada Business Weekly, a weekly publication in Nevada, covers our MLK Day of Service fundraising event in conjunction with Project Mana., Northern California News Site, covers our new campus launch and associated fundraising.

Our Kindergarten teacher Miss Rosie applied for and received a grant that has sent her to the Peruvian wilderness where she is studying frogs. She recently checked in with us after her “Cusco to Cloud Forest” experience!

Our middle school students traveled to Sonoma Broadway Farms to learn what farm-to-table really means.

While all of the kids costumes were great this year, this one in particular was MONEY!

Our PreK class recently visited the Truckee Humane Society to learn how people and pets take care of one another. #adorbs

On our recent field study to Steward Head Start, our students began to learn how the Washoe culture is still prevalent in our area and what cultural practices are still practiced today.

During the visit to the Grow Dome students began to look at sustainability with an emphasis on the human ecological footprint of the Lake Tahoe Basin.