Field trips and away-from-school opportunities are critical as well
Seems as if there just aren't as many field trips and off campus learning opportunities as there used to be. Being in the physical school building is healthy, of course, but I'd like to see more off-campus, hands-on experiences.
Volunteer experiences would be nice as well
I know that Evergreen participates in Generation Alive, and has for years. Love that! But what about other volunteer opportunities. I'd like to see the kids giving back to a greater extent. How about giving to the Guild School? The Red Cross? Maybe we could get our kids out in the community.
Technology based learning
At my school we have the resources (computers, websites, etc.) but getting the information seems impossible. I have to speak to 2 or 3 different people just to get computers and log in information for a group of 10. Then I might still not have the information. I can't teach them if I don't know how.
Anything that promotes self-confidence, high self-esteem, and teamwork oriented environments would be great. I know that they work on that, but it's something I struggle with for my daughter...so, seeing more of it would be helpful.
Visual art specialists at the elementary level please!
Students get such a varied amount of visual arts instruction depending on the classroom teacher's knowledge, ability and time during the week. Some of my students who struggle academically would be the star students in art class if given the opportunity!