Things that Made my Brain Explode: June 1, 2019

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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Insta Review: I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram We’ve all heard the splashy headline version of Malala Yousafzai’s life story: an outspoken advocate for womens’ right to education from a young age, Yousafzai spent her teen years and speaking about the importance of […]

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#STABSummerReading 2019

It’s #stabsummerreading time! Im so excited to continue our school tradition of sharing books for the third summer in a row. Looking for a reminder about how #STABSummerReading works? Here’s some info from last year: If you’re sharing your reading on social media, use #stabsummerreading so our awesome reading community can stay connected through the summer months. Follow #stabsummerreading to see what […]

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Delivering our Little Free Library to the Virignia Discovery Museum

After a semester of fun, eye-opening, and challenging work, the Leveling the Playing Field in Charlottesville Quest finally got to deliver the first of their Little Free Libraries to the Virginia Discovery Museum this week. We have been so lucky to work with the Virginia Discovery Museum, whose team has been warm, welcoming, and enthusiastic […]

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Fitz’s Faves Jr: J’s review of Bone: Tall Tales, by Jeff Smith

Bone: Tall Tales, by Jeff Smith I gave this book five stars because it makes me laugh. This book is about Smily Bone telling tall tales to the Bone Scouts. One of my favorite parts is when they told the tale of Jonsen Bone, the creator of Boneville. I hope you like this book as […]

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Waiting for the Biblioburro, by Monica Brown

Our kindergarten Kindness Ninjas have spread so much joy by helping others, I knew they’d love Waiting for the Biblioburro, by Monica Brown. This book is all about Luis Soriano and his traveling library, which delivers library books to children in remote villages in Columbia via donkeys! Luis and his helpers, Alfa and Beto, work […]

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3D Printed Braille Signage has Arrived!

Design Thinking: Empathize ➡️ Define ➡️ Ideate ➡️ Prototype ➡️ Test ➡️ Share And the final step… CELEBRATE!!! 🎉🙌🎉 4th graders installed their 3D printed Braille signs into their permanent homes in the nonfiction section of the library today. Students used the design thinking process to create this accessible signage in hopes to make our […]

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In the News: Student-Led Quest Makes Little Free Library for Bennett’s Village

The “Leveling the Playing Field” Quest, led by eighth grade student Jack Dozier ’23, has been a force in the Learning Village this trimester. Designed to answer one main question, How Can We Level the Playing Field for Children in Charlottesville?, Dozier and his Quest-mates decided to spend their class time raising money for Bennett’s […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: May 18, 2019

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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