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Three Ways to Foster Literacy Development

One of my favorite things about preschool students is watching them develop their reading and writing skills. I often think that we underestimate what they can do. If given the right direct instruction, children can begin their journey as readers and …

Posted by rurban in Early Years on Wednesday April 19
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The Best Way to De-stress

One of my favorite ways to relieve stress and get a break from school is to exercise. This includes playing on a sports team, going to the gym, or doing really anything that gets my heart rate up. We have all heard that working out is good for our muscles, bones, and overall health, but it is also a
Posted by jshields in Student Blog on Tuesday April 11
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Kindergarten Teacher Pam Erickson

Pam Erickson“Mrs. Erickson, I lost a tooth!” One of Pam Erickson’s kindergarten students walked in proudly with her mouth opened wide. “Oh how exciting! You will have to write about that. Next week you can put on the tooth rack, okay?” The girl nodded, but remained still. Pam acknowledged the cue and then asked…

Posted by cglass in Faces of Bear Creek on Friday March 24
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Our Mission

Patrick Carruth

Our mission is to provide a high-quality, Christian liberal arts education in a nurturing environment that will enable each student to become the individual God intends.

Teaching how to think and not just what to think follows a long line of great classical educational institutions. But the …

Posted by pcarruth in Headmaster: Quill & Crossbow on Thursday March 23
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Community

By: Brooke Kato

Community: one of The Bear Creek School’s greatest qualities. Since I have attended the school from the beginning – kindergarten to be exact – the tight-knit, family-like community of Bear Creek has always been what I cherish most and is what I will miss most when I graduate this June…

Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Wednesday March 1
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Grade 6 Teacher Amy Fowler

Imagine a little girl assigning homework in the front yard to her neighborhood friends. Amy Fowler admits she was that girl. “I always wanted to play the teacher,” she recounted. That desire did not fade with childhood; rather, it heightened with age. In high school, her Japanese class would
Posted by cglass in Faces of Bear Creek on Thursday February 23
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Meet: The Kims

“The Kims,” as they are fondly called, are Vietnamese sisters who moved to Washington from Vietnam four years ago. Their names are both Kim Do, and to distinguish the two, we have nicknamed the younger of the two, Kim junior, and the older, Kim senior. They lived with their aunt and uncle the first
Posted by jshields in Student Blog on Thursday February 16
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Trinity Osborn

“Slow down and see the shapes and the shadows,” Trinity Osborn often tells her students. These words, originally prescribed in the context of art, can be seen as a general trend in Trinity’s life. As a young girl, she was an Olympic hopeful in the martial art of Taekwondo. The defining dream of …

Posted by cglass in Faces of Bear Creek on Wednesday February 1 at 02:23PM
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Learning to Love Learning

We all want our children to love school, to enjoy learning, and to be motivated to know more about the world around them. Yet it is easy to focus more on the end result, achievements and grades, or with younger students the pace at which they reach certain milestones. On occasion I have had parents …

Posted by tparker in Early Years on Thursday January 19 at 02:23PM
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Meet: Lucy Caile

by Juliette Shields

Lucy is a 16 year old sophomore at Bear Creek who joined the school three years ago. Lucy decided to transfer to Bear Creek because of the school’s unique atmosphere. Lucy has found the students to be “very studious and caring,” which helps motivate her to keep up with her studies…

Posted by jshields in Faces of Bear Creek, Student Blog on Wednesday January 18
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