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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…

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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.

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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.

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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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Painting Without Sight

CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL BLOG Painting Without Sight Learning About John Bramblitt and the Five Senses in Kindergarten John Bramblitt is a blind painter. He began losing his sight in 2001. His paintings are internationally known and displayed. He is a story of perseverance and the perfect subject for our kindergarteners. In Mrs. Turk’s science, kindergarten is…

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Life is About Choices

This fall, after the devastating floods in Houston and the subsequent floods in Puerto Rico, many people searched for ways in which to help. Some donated items, others donated money, but Congressional parent and Parent Organization President, Cheryl Vance P ‘24, wanted to do something different, so she packed her bag and headed to Houston to lend her support.

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Faculty Spotlight: Agnés Starfield

Agnes Starfield, Primary and Lower School French Teacher, believes in teaching in context with strong emphasis on the physical application of the language and not just theory. “Learning in context provides a framework for students to relate to the material,” she says. “It helps them to reinforce what they have learned to say or write.”

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