“Gummy, will you read me a book?” My grandson asked with a beaming smile.  As most grandchildren do, he knew that a smile and bright eyes would invite me into his world to participate in bedtime storytelling.

As I sat on the edge of his bed and began reading, I couldn’t...

To Shakespeare, or not to Shakespeare, that is the question. In my opinion, the answer is always, “Absolutely Shakespeare!” 

There tends to be a preconceived notion that Shakespeare is too intellectual to be enjoyable. His plays are bogged down with outdated words that...

April is National Poetry Month! It’s always a favorite time of year for Lower Elementary students, who are currently exploring the many types of poetry and poetic devices by reading and writing poems of their own. We asked students to share some of their ideas about po...

December 13, 2018

At some point in our lives, most of us have probably experienced anxiety about reading aloud to a group. It can be especially nerve-wracking for young friends who are still working on expanding their vocabulary and speaking out to their peers. In that moment, what we n...

Did you ever think your child would be a published author before 1st grade?! Well this week the Primary Year 3 students achieved just that. As a culminating event for Writers’ Workshop the students wrote, edited, illustrated, and launched their ‘Me Books.’ The students...

It’s almost here—Summer vacation!

Students don’t need to be in the classroom to keep learning, and summer offers many great ways for them to extend their skills.

Of all the academic skills, reading is at the core, and the relaxed days of summer offer a great opportunity...

Slithering through the grass,

Prey, predator, golden fangs,

Sink in juicy flesh.

—Calum, Grade 3

April was National Poetry Month, and Elementary students enjoyed celebrating all month long. They spent time reading various poetry anthologies and learning about different too...

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