Pewee Valley Junior Academy

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Pewee Valley Junior Academy is working towards a new playground!

Help us reach our goal by joining Amazon Smile, Kroger Rewards, or donating your time, money or ideas to support the children.
As of July 31, 2016 we have $6700.00. Our goal is 25,000.
 

!!! $25,000 !!!      

Got a great fundraising idea? Share it with us on our contact page.


Great links to things we are exploring in our classroom this month:

Can blocks engage children in STEM?

8 Benefits of Using Kinetic Sand in Therapy

Pewee Valley Junior Academy is getting hands on with blocks!
Read all about why blocks are such a great learning tool below.


To read NPR's tribute to the classic building block, visit http://n.pr/21xL7Vh

One of our favorite wooden block sets is the Wood Castle Block set for ages 3 and up at http://www.amightygirl.com/wood-castle-blocks

For more of our top picks of girl-empowering building toys - including classic blocks - check out our blog post “Building Her Dreams: Building and Engineering Toys for Mighty Girls” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10430

For two fun picture books starring young Mighty Girls who love to build and invent, both for ages 4 to 8, we highly recommend "The Most Magnificent Thing" (http://www.amightygirl.com/the-most-magnificent-thing) and "Rosie Revere, Engineer" (http://www.amightygirl.com/rosie-revere-engineer)

And, for an insightful book for parents about the power of free play as a learning tool, check out “Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn -- And Why They Need To Play More and Memorize Less” at http://www.amightygirl.com/einstein-never-used-flashcards