Zion Gateway Commonwealth
Wonder. Learn. Grow.
On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 9am, we meet at Toquerville Park to play active games with the whole family! At least one adult needs to come with kids, but preferably both parents. The more, the merrier! Lori Murset leads Family Sports.
Play is learning.
Learn more about Phases of Learning and the Thomas Jefferson philosophy of education here.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. - Mr. Rogers
LOVE OF LEARNING
I can learn anything!
The people who are horrified by the idea of children learning what they want to learn when they want to learn it have not accepted the very elementary psychological fact that people (all people, of every age) remember the things that are important to them - the things they need to know - and forget the rest. - Daniel Quinn
Mom Scholar Class
Moms need to practice our scholar skills, too. One of the Seven Keys of Learning is "You, Not Them." We inspire our kids when they see us reading, studying, speaking in public, or fighting for a cause. In Moms Class, we read books, write papers, give presentations, and talk a lot about what we're learning as moms. It's food for the heart, mind, and soul. Shayna Garner leads the class.
Every Saturday, Coach Layne Garner leads a running club for all ages. Adults welcome to join the running games. We usually start in the back of the Toquerville LDS chapel parking lot at 8am and end about 9am at the Toquerville Park.
Zion Gateway Commonwealth is all about strengthening families and community. Take a look at our classes and clubs designed to create connections between students and mentors in the community, enriching and educating all who participate.
Musical Theatre Club
Kids from Love of Learning to Scholar phases are involved in musical theatre. Led by Renee Garner and Camille McCausland, this club acts as a choir and theatre class. This Christmas, they're performing Charlie Brown's Christmas at the Toquerville Town Hall building December 2 and 3, 2016.
Love of Learners and Scholars enjoy getting together at the end of Commonwealth Day to build and discuss various architectural wonders, from the Egyptian pyramids to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Kids from 9-13 are currently working on this project, which focuses on man's relationship with and stewardship of the earth, gardening, skills in working with the materials of the earth, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance. In this project, they make connections between life, nature, and God. A personal choice Georgic project is the culmination of a year's work. Some raise chickens or livestock, while others plant and nurture a tree or garden.
Key of Liberty
We have kids from ages 10-13 currently working on this project, which includes dissecting the U.S. Constitution and memorizing the Declaration of Independence, in addition to learning about the lives of the founding fathers and the key battles of the Revolutionary War. This project is heavy on reading, writing, and in-depth discussion. We explore our sense of duty to God and country, and how our talents can be utilized toward fulfilling our personal missions.
I have a mission, and learning will get me there.
Scholar projects like Key of Liberty and Georgics were created by the Leadership Education Mentoring Institute to help students to develop scholar skills, such as critical reading, rhetoric, writing, simulation, and debate.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission. - Zig Ziglar
On the third Thursday, Love of Learners and Scholars get together for their own book club. Each kid brings the book they just read or are reading and tells the group about it.
It's almost TOO much fun.