Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press theContinue reading “Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor”

I’m bored!

How often do we hear this from our students?  I just heard it twice in a twenty-minute period.  Students are begging for a challenge.  Many students are looking for ways to move faster yet our system won’t allow this.  Too many teachers are afraid of the gaps.  Too many teachers are afraid to not getContinue reading “I’m bored!”

Sprout @ St. Matthias School in Lincoln Square

We kicked off our camp week with a classic recyclable project!  We talked about landfills, biodegradable materials, harmful plastics and wasteful materials.  We looked at houses made from recyclable materials and then got inspired!  The Sprout kids were given ample recycled materials to sort through and they were asked to design something that is “useful!”Continue reading “Sprout @ St. Matthias School in Lincoln Square”

Accelerated Placement Act

Accelerated Placement Act — Read on http://www.iagcgifted.org/IL-Acceleration-Act What does this mean for your child?  How will we ensure that gifted children’s needs are met under this new Act?  Please leave your comments!


This week we practiced our debating skills.  The Sprout kids were grouped in teams of 2-3 and they were given a topic to express which was better!  Then they were able to counter-argue.  They did a great job.

Simple Machines

With Halloween on everybody’s mind, we took a look at simple machines and then used our knowledge of simple machines to figure out how we could trap and capture some of our favorite Halloween creatures: spiders and ghosts!  Take a look at these great STEM creations.