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The Power of Reading Aloud

Most parents understand the importance of reading to their children, but many parents might not realize the extent of the power that reading aloud brings to their child’s cognitive and literary development.

Some Thoughts on the Writing Process

As students move through the grades, there is growing emphasis on the writing process, and the volume and style of writing increase across the curriculum. In the following article, fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Cameron Yassine, outlines his own writing process, discussing how he perseveres through challenges and draws upon this experience to help students improve and grow as writers.

Developing Lifelong Readers

Our Approach to Inspiring A Love of Reading in Our Students.

Inspiring Lifelong Readers

Familiar Childhood Reflections and a Crucial Balance Needed in Schools. "If the greatest predictor of academic success is reading volume, it is not enough to assign mountains of classics and hope that our students actually read them. We also must give children intrinsic motivation to read."

Digital Technology Unplugged

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are learning the concepts and foundations of coding, robotics, engineering and design. To prepare our youngest learners for the more complex lessons in coding and robotics, Ross Mulry, our Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, unplugs the students from technology and goes offline with some valuable hands-on lessons.

Thinking Green

Mrs. Yassine’s sixth grade Global Perspectives classes are winners of Project Green Schools’ 2018 Green Difference Award for their project entitled “Blueprint for a More Sustainable School”.

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rollercoaster building 6th grade

Building Rollercoasters

What better way to understand Newton's Laws than by putting them into motion?
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jr kindergarten experiment

Follow the Children’s Lead

"Can we do that project again, Ms. Rice?" That is the question that tells me that something is going right in my classroom. That is the enthusiasm my students have when something interests them, sparks their curiosity, and engages their whole selves.
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2nd grade experiment

Impromptu Science

Dried Indian Corn is often pulled out as a fall decoration, just like pumpkins and multi-colored leaves, but this year 2nd grade students found had a special interest in them that led to an intriguing experiment...
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