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Up for Debate

CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL BLOG Up for Debate Through Congressional’s Speech and Drama curriculum, middle school students engage in specialized training to refine critical public speaking skills that they will carry forward into high school, college, and their careers. While Congressional students practice public speaking skills at all age levels (even in the Early Childhood Program), the…

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.

Welcome to Little Colts Academy

Now in its third year, Little Colts Academy was established by Tavis Laws, Congressional’s Director of Athletics and Physical Education, as a way to introduce younger students to intramural sports.

Chincoteague Bay Field Study

7th graders venture out on an inspiring ecological study of a wildlife refuge.

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.

Painting Without Sight

Learning About John Bramblitt and the Five Senses in Kindergarten

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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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