Students in kindergarten and first grade studied nonfiction and read together just before Winter Break.
by Elizabeth Ammerman, first grade teacher
First graders wrapped up their nonfiction unit by practicing interactive read alouds with the four kindergarten classes. As they studied nonfiction, students learned that good nonfiction readers stop to study each page, retell what they've learned across their fingers, think about the meaning of keywords, and have "chats" with themselves and others about what they're learning.
By doing this with a kindergartner, first graders got to be "teachers," practicing "smooth and lively" reading with correct phrasing, appropriate emphasis, and dramatic gestures in order to bring their topic to life and engage their listeners.
For those who have been unable to attend "Coffee with the Director" on Tuesday mornings, we are adding an evening session with Vince Durnan and the Division Heads at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Parents, faculty, and staff are invited to hear about the planning process to reopen school.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced Henry Hicks '17 is a recipient of the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.