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Summer 2013 Faculty Update

Faculty We have a few changes in the works with next year’s teachers.  Our beloved Zoe, Liliana’s assistant in K-1, will be leaving to head back to her hometown, Nantucket.  We have hired Lauren Delaney to take her place.  Lauren is a veteran teacher of 4 years as the leader for the Parker Planeteers at …

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Class of 2013

Graduation and Regents Graduation was June 5.  It was a beautiful send off to the class of 2013.  The speeches of the graduating class were heart felt and expressed appreciation for teachers, friendships, hard work and fun.  “Probably the most important thing I learned from attending this school is how to talk to others, to …

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Active learning

Follow me as I walk with the K-1 science class out looking for frogs.  Into the woods and along the sun dappled trail through Fort Ham to the West creek.  Look!  Something hopped!  We found frogs!  We also stood still to see and hear two woodpeckers and several chickadees.  Now we head back to school …

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Character

Paul Tough argues in his new book that the qualities that predict success are not high scores on tests from preschool to the SAT’s, but skills that have more to do with character: perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism and self-control.  You can read more about his ideas in this NPR article, Children Succeed with Character, Not …

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