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Writer's Workshop
Friday, October 2, 2015

In writer's workshop this week, our third grade authors have been super busy writing about special moments. These moments are written by our authors to prepare for our larger personal narrative project.

Multiple Perspectives
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

“Who are you?”

That question got asked—and answered—in myriad ways as teachers and staff took part in a workshop with renowned educational consultant Derrick Gay that aimed to increase understanding of the complex ways that our sense of identity affects our interactions with and interpretations of each other.

Understanding identity is just the first step in defining “diversity,” an often misconstrued term that entails inclusivity just as much as it does difference. Mr. Gay emphasizes that diversity is not something that can be expressed as a percentage or a label that applies to certain people and not others. Rather, diversity is inherent within every group, and we are best served by learning to recognize this diversity, welcome it, support it, and build upon it as an asset.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The word tinker means to work with something in an uncertain or experimental manner. It’s exactly the kind of thing most young children want to do naturally, only to be told, “Don’t touch that.”

Well Played
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chess might just be the perfect afterschool activity. It’s challenging but relaxing, educational and enjoyable—especially when you’re playing with friends.

Easy Bake
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

EFS alumna Julia Badgley '12 recently traveled to Seoul, South Korea, to take part in the World Cup competition for Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), where her team from Mount St. Mary’s won third place with their company Sweet Fortunes.

Connecting to Second Grade
Friday, September 25, 2015

Second grade is a year of fostering connections: connections with fellow students, with our subject matter, with our community.

Finding Friends in First Grade
Friday, September 18, 2015

In first grade, the children have been learning all about each other, their talents and what makes each of them special. We start the year focusing on building friendship skills and identifying characteristics of a good friend.

Creativity Is Part of Everyone
Friday, September 11, 2015

This summer, some teachers and I attended the Annual NAREA Summer conference. During his opening remarks, presenter Fillippo Chieli shared the following thought: “Creativity is something that is part of everyone, not a privilege for the few and not a mental ability that is exclusive to the artist.”

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