Student Spotlight: How Can Your Teachers Best Support and Empower You?

Last week after Angie Thomas spoke to Charlottesville with Cville OneBook at the The Jefferson School, a panel of incredibly brave and eloquent local students answered questions about their experience with The Hate U Give, racism, and living in Charlottesville. I asked this remarkable group what advice they had for educators to support and empower their students. Here’s […]

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Third Annual Picture Book Month Celebration

I love November! The leaves are falling, the temperatures are too, and Halloween has left everyone in a warm and fuzzy sugar coma. But more than anything, I love November because it’s Picture Book Month! We’ve celebrated this literary milestone the same way each year that I’ve been at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, and it has […]

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My Child Loved to Read… What Happened?

“What happened to my reader? Last year, he was in the library every week picking out books. I had to take his book away at meals. Now, I can’t get him to read anything. It’s like he has no interest in it.”

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Yo Soy/I Am: Interdisciplinary Bilingual Identity Wall

Recent visitors to the Legner Learning Village Library may have noticed a new installation where the Quiet Room windows are usually found, a “Yo Soy/I Am” wall full of statements from the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community. The product of a collaboration between Librarian Sarah FitzHenry and Grades K – 4 Spanish teacher Erica Roth, the […]

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How Do You Know That? Quest presents to Middle School

Big kudos to our How Do You Know That? Quest group for standing up in front of the entire middle school to share the information literacy terms, techniques, and tips that you’ve mastered this semester. Not pictured: 200 middle schoolers watching! It’s not easy to stand in front of your peers and share. I am […]

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The Haunted Library 2018

This Tuesday evening, families gathered in the Learning Village library for a spook-tacular Halloween celebration. From the event invitation, shared earlier this month: On Tuesday, October 30th, the Learning Village Library will be opening its doors for a one-night-only, creepy and creative, frightening family event! Inspired by the novel The Graveyard Book, (our first book club […]

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Your Story Matters – Use Your Voice

Every voice. Every story. Every language. Every day. Your story matters. Use your voice. I’m so proud of, and excited about, this new display in the Learning Village Library. Thank you to Señora Roth and our Upper School dorm students for helping to bring this idea to life. Can your family help add more voices to […]

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Your Library Rights

What makes reading great, and what makes it hard? What do we need to create a safe, comfortable, productive space to become stronger readers? We’ve shared, we’ve declared, we’ve tweaked, and this Library Rights draft feels just right… for now. In our library, you have the right to: Choose the books you want to read […]

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Simple Speech Bubble Book Talkers

These fun and easy speech bubble book talkers are the perfect way to encourage peer-to-peer book recommendations. Just create in Google Drawings, print, laminate, and hot-glue to a popsicle stick. At first students were too shy to take the marker, but each day I write a few less, and my readers write a few more! […]

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