Welcome to Kingfisher Academy!
Kingfisher Academy, a non-profit Human Scale Education School, serves the Central DeKalb/West Gwinnett area by providing a place-based, project-oriented curriculum, targeting gifted students from 4 to 12.
We believe in teaching Peace and Justice; in using an Environmental lens to view all subject matter; that a child must develop an Authentic, Autonomous self to be a gifted learner; that our Community both inside and outside the school provides a rich learning environment; and that Kingfisher must be Educationally vigorous to allow for the depth of learning that bright kids require to do their best.
Our diverse student body is made up of children from Eastern Europe, from Guatemala, from Sweden, and from all over the U.S. Our children are black and white and Hispanic and Mediterranean. We are Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and Muslims. Our diversity is part of our strength and makes every day at Kingfisher interesting.
Word of the Week
Determiner–this is the new word used for articles (the, a, an, some) when reviewing the parts of speech
Autumn Feels Cold in the Morning
Autumn feels cold in the morning.
Autumn smells like leaves and wood.
In Autumn I like to pile up leaves and jump in.
In autumn, I eat stuffing, chicken, and turkey.
Autumn reminds me of candy from Halloween and turkey
My favorite thing about autumn is Thanksgiving when
we have a feast.
Oh, The beautiful things you must see/and the beautiful things you can’t free.
All the beautiful things you must see/you always wished you could be.
Even though you can’t free them or be them/ you can still see them and that’s
All that matters to me! by Dustin
Thirsty Roots Reading Circle
at Trees Atlanta
When: Program starts at 10:30 a.m. but you can arrive at 10:15 a.m. for coffee! January 23rd
Where: Inman Park , Trees Atlanta Treehouse, 112 Krog St NE #7, Atlanta, Ga
The Thirsty Roots Reading Group is a free reading club for ages 2-7 to learn about the natural environment through nature-themed book readings and projects. Each session begins with a reading by a Trees Atlanta volunteer and then is followed by a hands-on activity that each child can complete with their guardian at the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse.
Free Drama Class at Kingfisher
Wednesday the 26th, Kingfisher is sponsoring a free drama class for kids from 7 to 14 from 3:00 to 4:00. The facilitator is from Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre and the class is open to the Kingfisher kids, any church kids that might be interested, kids from the neighborhood that might like to “dip their toe in” to see if they might love drama. This class is to whet their appetites and to give the kids a feel of what drama classes might be like. Register at www.ForefrontArts.com/Kingfisher just to be sure you have a spot.
Kingfisher Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administrations of it’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, as well as other school administered programs.