Climate Advocates Unveiled

This was originally posted on Awakening Seed’s main website: May has arrived, our school year is about to come to an end, and our study of climate change with the 1st-4th graders is also winding down.  Although approached slightly differently in the 1st grade than with the 2nd-4th graders, in . . . Read More

Climate Change Project – 1st Grade 2023-2024

We embarked on a study of climate change with the first graders and ended up focusing on deforestation and ocean plastic pollution.  Here are some of the beautiful collages they made using recycled materials.    Read More

Activist Training

Each year around this time, we learn about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, like Rosa Parks, who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.  Although social justice practices are ongoing, this time of year is an opportunity to hone in on activism. I’ve always loved putting together . . . Read More


This post was written by Mindy Bender-Webster while teaching our summer Pre4/5 class.  Our teachers are highly skilled with using children’s literature to not only learn about the content of the story, in this case the life of Aretha Franklin, but also weaving it into our ongoing work with social . . . Read More

Family Traditions

This post was written by Erin Kelly, our Preschool 3s teacher.  She describes how she invited families to share their family traditions around the winter holidays and is an exceptional example of inclusion and honoring diversity. Our winter break is upon us so I wanted to say an extra thank . . . Read More


 On Monday, June 19, the Seed will be closed in honor of Juneteenth for the first time in the school’s history.  Now a federal holiday, Britt Hawthorne describes it as a day “to commemorate the day that enslaved Black Texans in the U.S. were finally free.”  It’s the longest Black . . . Read More


This post was written by Emily Cleveland, our Toddler 2s teacher.  It’s a wonderful example of what social justice looks like in our younger classes.   There have been a lot of big feelings when it comes to needing space, sharing, and taking turns. We decided to do a spur . . . Read More

Remember Me

This post was written by Deb Hopkins, our Preschool 4s teacher. Remember me Though I have to travel far Remember me Each time you hear a sad guitar Know that I’m with you the only way that I can be Until you’re in my arms again Remember me –Remember Me . . . Read More

Organic Conversations

This post was written by Gabryella Behnke, our 1st/2nd grade teacher. Last week, I had the privilege of leading a staff meeting that focused on what social justice and social-emotional learning looks like in the 1st & 2nd grade class. The lead teachers have taken turns presenting their practices and . . . Read More