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For many years, first grade students have enjoyed an interactive and educational field trip to the Magic House. This challenging program, designed for second and third graders, provides our students with a taste of life as a working adult within a community.

In preparation for this recent field trip, students were assigned jobs such as veterinarian, banker, nurse or park ranger. They learned about the skills necessary to complete their upcoming tasks. Additionally, we spent several weeks studying various aspects of the economy including goods and services, producers and consumers,...Read more

This year I met a new friend who has challenged my thinking about my responsibility as a mother and educator in the most wonderful ways. He is the doorman at my favorite New York City hotel and his name is Laughter. Born in Africa, Laughter’s mother bestowed on her sweet baby boy a gift for life, his name. Naming a child is a critical rite of passage in his African culture as it is a parent’s declaration of the child’s uniqueness and a symbolic representation of the blessing and virtue wished upon his life. Laughter’s moniker is the perfect ontological expression of his temperament, spirit...Read more

How many parents take the time to read aloud to their children every night? Here’s what all parents need to know: You should definitely, absolutely, read aloud to your kids … all the time … and not just when they’re little. All young children love their favorite books read to them over and over again. It may seem repetitive to adults, but research shows that repeated reading of favorite books can boost vocabulary by up to 40%. It can be a strong contributing factor to a child’s success in school. You’d be surprised by how many of your older children still love being read to.

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The quote by Benjamin Franklin, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn,” can speak to many facets of our education system. Allowing students to have a real voice in their education and bringing it to life can help spark a student’s interest in ways that we as teachers might not have thought. In class, we work on making the lessons fun and engaging, but having the privilege to take students on field trips and allowing them to gain first hand experience on a topic can prove invaluable to the learning and retention process.

Fifth grade recently put this...Read more

Rossman’s Junior Kindergarten is proud of its play-based curriculum. Children learn so much from the opportunities presented in a fun, “playful” atmosphere. One activity that the children love is our “Puzzle Palooza.” A puzzle is the only activity each child can choose, and they can work alone, with a partner or in a small group. Many different puzzles are available, from simple wooden and board puzzles to more challenging freeform and one hundred piece puzzles. A child will typically choose a puzzle that appeals to their interest, as well as their ability. Why puzzles? There are so many...Read more

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