Month: September 2022

Maslow - The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

Everything is Possible!

September 27, 2022

This week our students will learn that a Growth Mindset can further be developed through Mindfulness. Mindfulness, in simple terms, is the state of being conscious of thoughts, emotions, and […]

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Love to Read

September 21, 2022

Last week there was a significant focus on literacy in our weekly newsletter, and we will revisit the topic a bit more today as we excitedly launch our Superstar Readers […]

Power of Yet - "I can't do that" ends a story. "I can't do that YET" means anything is possible.

The Power of Yet!

September 19, 2022

This week our students will learn that the Power of Yet! can be a vital component of developing a growth mindset. One way our children can work on building a […]

Cottonwood Star of the Week Willow

Cottonwood Star of the Week: Willow

September 16, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is kindergartener Willow! Her parents say: Willow is 5 years old and a kindergartener this year. She is so excited to be a part […]

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Once You Learn to Read, You Will Be Forever Free

September 14, 2022

You are a homeschooler, and by default, you are surrounded by books, books, and more books. If you weren’t a literature aficionado before, homeschooling has a funny way of turning […]

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Everything is Possible… with a Growth Mindset!

September 12, 2022

Over the past several weeks our students have been learning about dreaming big, embracing creativity, thinking positive, and acting and adjusting. These components of our Everything is Possible mindset are […]

star student Karena 9/7/22

Cottonwood Star of the Week: Karena

September 8, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is 4th grader Karena. She says: We are celebrating my star student achievements! I am really good at peeling cucumbers! And, I think I’m […]

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Community and Communication as Guiding Principles

September 7, 2022

First and foremost, it is EXTREMELY HOT out there. I hope you and your family stay safe, hydrated, and cool. Because of this heat wave, we have postponed and/or cancelled […]

"You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up, but you don't give up." - Chuck Yeager

The Importance of Acting and Adjusting

September 6, 2022

This week our students will learn about the importance of Acting and Adjusting! To pursue dreams, it is important to plan and take action if we want to get results, […]

Rhys Cottonwood Star of the Week

Cottonwood Star of the Week: Rhys

September 1, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is Rhys! Rhys participated in a reading challenge through the El Dorado Hills Library over the summer, and as of this week, has read […]

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