World Read Aloud Day

On Thursday, February 16, NMS joined a global community of readers in a celebration of stories and books. The non-profit LitWorld organized this day to “mobilize children and adults from around the world to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.” NMS community members engaged in a variety of activities to foster a love of stories among our friends and families, while also helping those who may not have access to books. As families, we selected new or gently-used books and donated them to Cradles to Crayons, who will provide this reading material to children in homeless or low-income living situations. We also read together at home, took pictures, and brought the p

Movement and Learning: Understanding Sensory Integration

Take a moment and think about your daily routines. How do I prepare for my day? Do I have strategies for staying alert during long meetings? How do I relax and regroup before time with family in the evenings? Now think about these questions from the point of view of our students. How can I transition from my quiet home to a classroom with many students? How can I stay engaged during the work cycles and classes? What do I do with all my energy when it’s time to calm down at night? Just as students develop executive function skills to organize, prioritize and manipulate incoming information, they must also process and organize all of the sensations experienced from the environment. While we ar

“Behind the Scenes” of Upper Elementary Drama

Upper Elementary students performed the musical “A Kid’s Life” for their peers, teachers and parents just a few weeks ago. There were many songs, transitions, props, and lines to remember! How did they manage to make all of this happen over the course of 35 minutes?! The answer is a collaborative process of reading and practicing which builds confidence and community. Learning the Lines The rehearsal process always begins with the script. Students sit in a circle and read their lines as a group for the first time. This is called a “cold reading” because it’s the first time they’ve used the script. During the cold reading, students become acquainted with the language, characters, and themes w

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