A Family is a Family is a Family

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is this Friday! It’s tons of fun to welcome so many meaningful guests to our campus. We’re all feeling excited about spending time with our families… and maybe a little anxious about what makes them different. So I’m thankful for books like A Family is a Family is a Family, […]

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Runaway Words

When a student says, “I brought a book from home that’s very special to me – can we share it with the class?” You drop everything and read! Runaway Words is the story of 6 year old Addi and her quest to understand her nonverbal older brother, Charlie. Charlie used to talk, but a few […]

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The Tiny Activist: Sunday Shoutout

I’m so excited to be this week’s Sunday Spotlight for The Tiny Activist, a website and social media project run by two teachers that are dedicated to creating welcoming, engaging, and transformative educational experiences for every child. Each week, the team behind The Tiny Activist features another educator or activist working to help children become […]

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Family Book Club: Out of My Mind

“Everybody uses words to express themselves. Except me. And I bet most people don’t realize the real power of words. But I do. Thoughts need words. Words need a voice.” Last week, fifteen families gathered in the Learning Village Library at 6 PM  Family Book Club, inspired by Sharon Draper’s novel Out of My Mind. Here […]

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Family Connection: Picture Books that Celebrate Gay Families

The other day I was in the library with a friend and fellow teacher, cleaning up after a volunteer event. She was looking through the books on display on the top of the shelves and picked up a copy of King and King, a fractured fairy tale in which a prince, searching for his future […]

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We Did It! 2019 Challenge Celebration

  Not only did the Learning Village community meet its goal to read 2,019 books in January, they surpassed it eight days early! On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Learning Village Librarian invited students to meet for a top secret meeting, which turned into a celebration full of dancing, confetti, cheering, and general excitement and pride in accomplishing […]

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Three Cheers for Faculty and Staff Readers!

Three cheers for our amazing faculty and staff! 🎉🎉🎉 Children watch and learn from all of the adults around them, and we are so lucky to have a community full of caring adults that model respect, determination, and a love of reading and learning. It makes a huge difference! Ms. Stefanik, our school’s Director of […]

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Coming Soon: Family Book Club, Out of My Mind

5th grade families are invited to participate in our inaugural Family Book Club! Students and their families have the option to read Out of My Mind, the critically acclaimed novel by award-winning author Sharon Draper. This collaborative book club, created with librarian Elaine Kauffman from Trevor Day School in New York City, was specially designed […]

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Three Cheers for Parent Readers

Three cheers for our amazing parent community! 🎉🎉🎉 Parent and family readers have been such amazing teammates in our 2019 Challenge, sending their titles in to help our numbers grow. Need a suggestion? Ms. Dozier just finished The Library Book and An American Marriage; Mr. Corral read Leading from Within; Mr. and Mrs. Edmonds both […]

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The 12 Days of Tech-Mas 2018

More Tech-Mas photos, including family snapshots from our Winter Wonderland Family Showcase, below. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Tech-Mas time! Each year, our 12 Days of Tech-Mas tradition has a theme (last year, we went wild for robots!) and for our third annual  celebration, we decided on a Winter Wonderland theme. That […]

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