In the 4th/5th grade classroom I saw none of these being implemented. In fact, Laura told another parent that her daughter needed to get over being told to shut-up by classmates. If I told my co-worker to shut up there would rightfully be consequences!
It was great, because kids spent all day in school and then coming back home with ton of homework in my personal opinion is not fair, kids need to be kids life is not just about work work work it is about enjoying everything we do with love. And kids feel like do their home work they will do it happily. After all homework was very fair.
I seen how the students interact, teachers and the staff, they all know their name and each other kindergarten students know the kids from 5th grade and so on! this is great! the fact that they help each other and protect each other make the feeling of a big family.
I am very happy and please that we were able to find this school for my daughter, the fact of the combination of nature with learning make this school a very special way of be ahead of other schools out there, the technology is always advancing but we kind of forget the best of our world, NATURE! and this is giving a good emphasize and advantage to kids trough learning about their world, Also i am very happy of the fact that kids get the opportunity to explore their world with their constant field trips plus the have an amazing staff, friendly and family environment, we are bless that our kid have the opportunity to be in this school.