Entries by kristi

Compassionate Hearts Spirit Week Brings Mack Littleton Community Together

Keen Minds. Compassionate Hearts. Global Action. At Mackintosh Academy Littleton, our mission statement is not simply words on a page. It’s something our school community strives to live by. This week, our students planned and carried out “Compassionate Hearts” Spirit Week in honor of the second “pillar” of our mission statement. On Tuesday, February 13, the […]

How Parenting, School, and Mindset Foster Underachievement

By Kim Servia, M.A.Ed., DCSD GT Facilitator, and Parent Our son’s underachievement surprised us.  Maybe it shouldn’t have, but it did.  Through study and reflection, I understand more about how parenting, school, and mindset unintentionally contribute to the perfect storm of underachievement.  As it turns out, underachievement is learned behavior.  Fortunately, when we understand and intentionally […]

Eighth Grade Capstone Projects Make an Impact in the World

At Mackintosh, education isn’t just book learning – it’s also about taking action and making an impact in the community. Last week, the Mack Littleton eighth grade class presented their community service capstone projects to the school community. The community project is the culmination of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, and is a required part […]

Six Unexpected Signs that Your Preschool or Kindergarten Child Might be Gifted

How can you tell if a young child might thrive in a gifted preschool or kindergarten? We all know the stereotype of young gifted children – nerdy prodigies who began to read at age three, have an SAT-level vocabulary and can calculate pi to the 1000th digit. But most gifted preschool and kindergarten age children […]

Littleton Campus Spotlight: Kindergartners Get a Taste of Big Concepts Through Familiar Stories

Did you know that the Gingerbread Man can spark an opportunity for scientific inquiry? Or that Jack and his beanstalk can inspire a hands-on engineering challenge? Our kindergarten learners, through the exciting world of fairy tales, have embarked on a journey that combines imagination, creativity, math and science into a rich and vibrant International Baccalaureate […]

The Grand Event – Grandparents and Special Friends Join the Mack Community for a Special Day

Mack Littleton’s campus population more than doubled on the Friday before Thanksgiving break when we were joined by a gaggle of grands and a flurry of friends! The students were thrilled to welcome their grandparents and “grandfriends” into their classrooms for hands-on collaborative activities that included craft projects, art creations and design thinking challenges. Grands […]