“Sprout is an amazing program that my son has participated in for the past couple of years.  The program is one of the best for several reasons:

-I love the fact that many of the ideas come from the students themselves.  It’s wonderful to see a program that caters to each child’s interests and passions.  

-In addition, there are a wide variety of activities that are experimental in nature, the children are engaged in exploration and research picking up important skills that can be applied in an out of school.  

-The projects are also culturally diverse in that the children are exposed to art from other cultures, such as the Japanese Art of marble painting, “Suminagashi.”

-Additionally, each week is so different from the last and covers a wide range of subjects.  For instance, my son learned about poetry and board games and then created his own. He also learned about scientific concepts such as physics and the geomagnetic field by creating levers and a compass. In fact, one of his favorite projects was in making a simple hydropower machine that utilized the power of water to pull up a small object.  I’m constantly blown away at how all the activities are so complex and detailed yet perfectly suited for each child’s age and development.

Judy Wahl is a talented educator, with a warm heart and a great enthusiasm for what she does.  I hope my son will be able to continue with the program for many years to come!”

 

Published by Sprout Gifted

Judy Wahl has been in education for over 15 years. She has been an advocate for gifted learners since the moment she stepped into the classroom. She consults with families and schools in the Chicagoland area, is the Owner and Program Director of Sprout Gifted, an after school and summer program for Gifted Children K-6 in the Chicagoland area; as well as, a SENG facilitator, and a personal tutor. She advocates for all learners, understanding that each child has a different way of learning and a variety of needs to be met.

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