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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Fitz’s Faves: Video Book Reviews from Ms. Grant’s RLA Class

Brave, by Svetlana Chmakova   Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth, by Elijah Zuckerman, Gabriel Zuckerman, and Gregory Zuckerman   Freedom Crossing, by Margaret Goff Clark   Middle School, the Worst Years of my Life, by James Patterson

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Real World Math with the Bennett’s Village Penny Wars

How many dollars are in more than 140 pounds of donated change? 💰💰 Thanks to our amazing St. Anne’s-Belfield School LS math team, we came together as a community as a community to find out! We’ve spent weeks fundraising for Bennett’s Village, and the big moment is finally here! As a grand finale, fourth graders lead first grade […]

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4th Graders Say: What is Hacking?

What is hacking? Every year, as the final chapter to our Foiling Fake News unit, we pull back the curtain and dive into the HTML code behind a news website. Looking behind the scenes and manipulating headlines and photos using code checks to important boxes – first, it gives us valuable practice and experience with HTML […]

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Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story, by Reem Farqui

Ramadan Mubarak! The sacred month of Ramadan began this week, and there’s so much to learn about this holy tradition observed by Muslims all over the world. The best way to learn is by reading and asking questions, and books like Lailah’s Lunchbox, by Reem Faruqi, are perfect to give readers a peek into the […]

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