The Sandbox

Different is Good. Stay Different.

Dyslexic minds are amazing minds. Sand Hill School at Children's Health Council

Sand Hill is a school for kids with who learn differently. But, the fact is, all of us learn differently from one another. Most Sand Hill students have a diagnosis of dyslexia. As you may know, dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods. At Sand Hill, we also teach our kids to be aware that their brain works differently—and to appreciate that. Read more »

What is Executive Functioning Anyway?

The development of Executive Functioning skills correlates with brain development

We talk a lot about Executive Function (EF) skills and the importance of building EF in our kids. But, what does that really mean?

The following are every day examples of how we use Executive Functioning — Read more »

A Sea of Strengths

Kids with dyslexia are often blessed with a sea of strengths Sand Hill School

Students usually come to Sand Hill having had a frustrating and discouraging experience with school already.  Generally, typical classrooms are set up to focus on academics–reading, writing and more. So the child with learning differences spends most of the day in a setting that focuses on all of their challenges and that ends up being a disheartening experience that robs them of self-esteem.

We want to change the school experience for our students. Read more »

A Letter of Gratitude on Sand Hill School’s Five-Year Anniversary

We are excited about what the future holds Sand Hill School

Dear Sand Hill Parents,

As we approach the 5 year anniversary of Sand Hill, I think it is important to reflect on where we started, take stock of where we are now, and continue to develop our vision for the future. Taking time to reflect allows us to see where we have been and inform where we are going–it is a strategic endeavor. Read more »

Wise Words from Winnie the Pooh

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh Which means the most to you? Sand Hill School

Happy New Year! Wow—I can’t believe it is already 2016.

I have always been a big fan of Winnie the Pooh—so much wisdom and inspiration from a stuffed bear.

Here are some lessons from that bear—which one means the most to you? Read more »

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