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Tongass School of Arts and Science
By Aleisha Greenfield


October 31, 2008
Friday AM

I have a child who atteneds the Tongass Preschool that is located in the Tongass School of Arts and Science. This is his second year there, and I fully intend on keeping him at TSAS for all years to come. As I have walked through TSAS over that past two years, I have seen several things that have helped me to make my decision to keep him there.

First on is that the classes are always busy. I very rarly see a child wandering around in the halls without a purpose. I see classes working together in small group discussions or large group discussions. The teachers always seem to have the kids busy and almost always seems as though its something that they enjoy. I must also say that I love seeing the artwork on the walls as you walk into the school heading to the office. There are also some very interesting sayings and viewpoints that the kids have written about on some of that artwork. So I would really hope that people would stop by and see some of the work that kids are doing at this school.

I also feel that a good reason for me to keep my son there is that it is very hands on learning. Now I know that some kids learn better hands on and others learn better in a visual/listening manner. For my son his is a very hands on learner. This is something that I really like about TSAS. They are a very hands on school and they are willing to work with the kids and help them in what ever ways are possible to help them.

Another reason for me to keep my son there, the ladies in the office. To Miss Cindy and Miss Jennifer, you two do a wonderful job of keeping things organized and should anyone, a child or parent have a question, you both always seem to have the right answer and if you don't have the answer, you know who to direct them too. You both do a great job, keep it up.

I would just hope that the people of the community who dont have kids at TSAS, would take a closer look at what the kids are doing at the school and the types of hands on learning that they are aciveing.


Aleisha Greenfield
Ketchikan, AK

About: "14 year resident with a child at Tongass Preschool"

Received October 29, 2008 - Published October 31, 2008



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