Entries by kristi

“Why Do We Do That Anyway?” Traditions and Gifted Kids

With the cooler fall weather comes a time of year that many of us cherish, a time that brings some of our favorite traditions. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Diwali, Christmas: these celebrations and the traditions associated with them can be exciting, comforting and overwhelming, not only for us as parents but for our children. The dual […]

Bienvenidos al Mercado! Mack Littleton 5th and 6th Grade Spanish Students Create Latin American Market

¿Cuánto cuesta? ¡Es demasiado! Mack Littleton 5th and 6th graders created a Latin American mercado (market) in alignment with the International Relations Unit of Inquiry. Inspired by a conversation with a student who suggested that it would be fun to have a market, Spanish teacher Susan Jenkins guided the students into an inquiry on Spanish-speaking […]

Mack Littleton Celebrates Peace Through Reflection and Service

How does peace intersect with sustainability and the environment? How can a small school with a commitment to global action promote the goals of “respect, dignity and safety for all” (this year’s theme for the International Day of Peace)? Our community explored these questions and more on Sept. 21, Peace Day. Established in 1981 by […]

All are welcome at Mackintosh Littleton’s 40th Anniversary Fall Festival and Open House!

Littleton, CO — Mackintosh Academy’s 40th Anniversary Fall Festival and Open House will take place Friday, September 22 from 4 to 7pm at the school’s Littleton Campus (7018 South Prince St. Littleton, CO 80120). This free, family-friendly event is designed to celebrate the school’s 40-year history nurturing Colorado’s bright minds and to thank the community […]

1st and 2nd Grade Students Spread Cheer on Red Nose Day

Our 1st and 2nd grade class demonstrated the meaning of “compassionate hearts” and a commitment to action in their recent field trip to the Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Hospital.  In support of Red Nose Day, the students toured the Ronald McDonald facility and met some of the families staying there. They also dropped off […]

Five Reasons that Reading Aloud (Even to Older Children) is Beneficial (Plus a Bonus List of Book Suggestions)

By Kristi Holmes Espineira, Mackintosh Littleton Director of Advancement You can’t tell from today’s surprise spring snowstorm, but summer is just around the corner! Mack students will soon go home with their summer reading lists, and solo reading is an important part of nurturing kids’ reading skills over the summer. But have you considered how […]