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Oct 3 2019

You Are More Than What You See

This innovative 8th grade art project helped students look at themselves in a very different way.

Jul 1 2019

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…

Mar 28 2019

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.

Feb 21 2019

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.

Nov 1 2018

Chincoteague Bay Field Study

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

Oct 3 2018

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.

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art room

Feb 8 2017

When Art Makes a Difference

My journey began in the Arts and Crafts shack at camp. The seemingly endless supply of beads, gimp, and string for macramé were a delight.
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rollercoaster building 6th grade

Dec 16 2016

Building Rollercoasters

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

Dec 16 2016

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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