Taking the Anxiety Out of School Testing

When our youngest was just five years old, we moved from Washington to the suburbs. A husband, three children, a dog, and a full-time job. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, it was the school search that nearly did

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How to Defeat the Summer Slide

The arrival of the summer brings with it infinite possibilities. The school year is over, homework obligations have ended, and the strict regimentation of school life recedes. For our children the summer months often feature unstructured play with friends, time

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Five Things To Expect Out Of A Summer Camp

Summer opportunities for children are numerous these days, so how do you begin to decide the best option? If you have been to summer camp, you’re quite familiar with the benefits that come with it. If you have not, you

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Three Predictors of Kindergarten Readiness

After a particularly difficult phone call, where I had to explain to lovely parents that their bright son is not ready for kindergarten, I need a little therapy, so I spend an hour in kindergarten. I am reminded that typical

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Kinetic Sculpture Team Wins Art Award For Second Year In A Row

The joint St. Paul’s/SPSG Kinetic Sculpture Race team won, for the second year in a row, the Art Award at the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship in Baltimore. Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for

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Reading Aloud Provides The Foundation for Success

Reading aloud to and with children is widely recognized as one of the most important activities for learning and language development. It builds memory, motivation, and curiosity as well as stimulating language. With more than 20 years experience teaching in

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