Talking to Middle Schoolers about Banned Books Week

How do you talk to a middle schooler about censorship? It’s a great question, and I’m not sure that I have all the right answers. But I do know for sure that, as their brains develop at this critical age, the conversation needs to begin. As tweens are curiously studying the world around them and […]

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Resources for Banned Books Week 2018

Have you heard about Banned Books Week? Started originally in 1982, the week seems to grow in popularity (and in viral advertising) each year! Here’s a quick summary, from the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom: Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, […]

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Family Connection: Welcome to Family Library Time!

Looking for something new to read? Eager to spend some extra time with your youngster after school before you start your evening activities? Looking for a place to share stories with friends and neighbors? I hope so – because I’m so excited to be sharing this news with you: The library will now be open […]

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#STABSummerReading: July 2018

Have you kept up with all of the fun on social media with #STABSummerReading? While I’ve had a nice, slow, unplugged summer, St. Anne’s-Belfield School readers have been reading the books that they love all over the globe. The posts, emails, messages, and letters (snail mail! I still can’t get over it!) kept rolling in […]

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#STABSummerReading: June 2018

Our community is sharing their summer reading on social media using #stabsummerreading! Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or on the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Summer Reading page. You can share your #STABSummerReading by posting your book covers, selfies, reviews, recommendations, or just snapshots of you enjoying a good book wherever you might be reading this summer. Post […]

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5th Grade FABLab: Are You Too Young to Start Something?

This post, written by STAB K-8 Computer Science Coordinator Kim Wilkens, originally appeared on techkimstab.tumblr.com.  That was the question we posed to 5th graders this past trimester. Ten of them joined us to prove that, in fact, they are ready to start something. I have been super inspired by the She Started Itfilm and it’s message […]

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6th Graders Say: I Learned that Graphic Novels…

In case you’re new here, I should probably fill you in: I love graphic novels. Like, a lot. I love the way that the creative format allows authors artists to tell their stories in such a wide variety of ways. I love the way that the artwork puts so much of the responsibility in the […]

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4th and 5th Grade Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time

    In a now infamous quote, Madeline L’Engle once wrote, “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.” Last week, we put our talents to good use – creating a special celebration to help younger readers gets excited about a classic story that has been beloved for […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read… April 4, 2018

March’s update went out the window with Spring Break, but I’m back for our beginning of April check-in! As of this morning, I have read 66 books this year. I’m feeling good about that number and my progress toward my student challenge of 100 books by the end of the school year. I know that […]

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QUEST: Who Runs the World? Women in Leadership

It was a powerful semester in my Who Run the World: Women in Leadership Quest with Ms. Montague. We asked the girls to think about women in leadership roles – what do female leaders need to be successful? What could get in the way? What can we do to support other women and help the […]

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