The Upper Elementary class is participating in a Read Aloud program, inviting teachers and administrators to visit the classroom and read a book that speaks to them. Throughout the year, the teachers have been introducing and displaying books in the classroom to help to achieve our mission of teaching the students how to choose a book for independent reading. This Read Aloud experience is also a meaningful way to connect the students with the people working everyday on their behalf. Thus far the following faculty have visited:
Mrs. Morrison, HOS, read the book Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey, by Doug Kuntz. It is a heartwarming true story of one lost cat’s journey to be reunited with his refugee family which gently introduces children to a difficult topic and shows how ordinary people can help with compassion and hope.
Maria Johnson, school substitute, read Sailing With the Wind, by Thomas Locker. This is a beautifully illustrated story about a young girl who goes on a majestic sailing trip with her uncle. It focuses on themes of adventure, family connection, and what it means to be home.
Mrs. Paul, PCTE Director, read the book Lubna and Pebble, by Wendy Meddour, an unforgettable story that subtly addresses the refugee crisis and one girl’s powerful act of friendship in the midst of uncertainty.
Mrs. VonWachenfeldt, Events & Services Coordinator, shared the book Say Something, by Peter Reynolds, an empowering story about finding your voice, and using it to make the world a better place. This book explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference and how each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.