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Physical Activity in the Grammar School: Entree to Life Lessons

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

During the first days of kindergarten physical education (PE), you can find Coach Johnson outside, five and six-year olds walking around him as he chants: “Heel-toe, heel-toe.” It’s embodied learning that is foundational to not only the Regents PE program, but to the whole Regents academic curriculum.

“Obviously kids know how to walk...

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Fourth Grade Poetry

Friday, September 29th, 2023

Fourth grade has begun a new tradition with teacher Mrs. McReynolds of reciting a poem at many Recitation Chapels in addition to their Scripture memory. In September, students recited Corpus Christi Carol, an early modern English poem written by John Hill in 1533 as part of their medieval history studies.

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Why Does the Grammar School Chant?

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

As I type this, first grade is lining up in the hall to go outside as teacher Mrs. Bryant leads them through a call-out that reminds them how to conduct themselves in line. Across the hall, sixth grade sings through the countries of Asia – with a favorite chorus that rings out every few minutes. Downstairs, second grade sings all the first twenty-six presidents, third...

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Drama Night 2023

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Congratulations to first through fourth grades in their class plays this year! First grade performed The Little Red Hen, second grade performed Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter and Stone Soup. Third grade performed Atalanta and the Great Race, and fourth grade performed Robin Hood. A job well done, students! A big thanks to Ms....

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Kodaly Music Program in Grammar School

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

Congratulations to Miss Kara Faraldi who received her certification in the Kodaly method of music instruction at the Chenaniah Summer Music Institute at New St Andrew’s College in Moscow Idaho in July! “CSMI is the only place that offers certification in this way of teaching music combined with a Christian worldview,” says Miss Faraldi.


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Medieval Feast In Fourth Grade

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Fourth grade entered into the middle ages in a new way recently through their stomachs at their medieval feast. "Living history days are embodied learning where students engage not only intellectually but with their whole person," says Academic Dean Amy Lindsey. "They are an opportunity for history to come to life, and especially teach the virtue of pathos -...

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Fourth Grade Creates Cell Models

Friday, November 4th, 2022

“We’ve been studying the anatomy of the cell,” says fourth grade teacher Rebe McReynolds. “We took a nature walk to find different things in nature to build and create the parts of a cell, like organelles and the cell membrane and nucleus. It was a neat way to combine what we were doing and going out into God’s creation!”

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Perspective in Art

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Fourth graders have been learning about perspective in art and are working hard at implementing their discoveries as they render a three dimensional hallway onto a two-dimensional sheet of paper. Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting. Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship."

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Grammar School Gardens

Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Kindergarten to sixth grade have been busy planting, watering and tending gardens this spring! “Gardening creates a sense of responsibility, self-confidence, cooperation, and creativity,” says volunteer garden coordinator Emily Bascom....
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Fourth Grade Reading

Sunday, March 13th, 2022

Fourth grade frecently read "The Trumpeter of Krakow," a true story set in Poland in 1461. The trumpeter has taken the ancient oath that, "I will faithfully and unto the death sound upon the trumpet the Heynal in honor of Our Lady each hour in the tower of the church which bears Her Name." His oath is brought to the test and he is killed by a Tartar...

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Monk Day in Fourth Grade

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Fourth grade is learning about the middle ages and recently became monks for the day, taking a vow of silence, copying manuscripts in the Scriptorium and performing acts of service for the Regents community.

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Welcome to Fourth Grade, Mrs. McReynolds!

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Regents would like to welcome Rebecca McReynolds as the new fourth grade teacher at Regents! Mrs. McReynolds was born in the state of Georgia, but has lived with her family in Africa for the past 16 years as a missionary with Mission to the World. After many years in South Africa, they moved to Madagascar and joined a team planting churches amongst the Sakalava, an...

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Living History Days in the Grammar School

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Over the course of the past month, I have enjoyed watching Grammar School students participate in class events such as Mammal Day, Monk Day, Famous Explorer Speeches, and Pioneer Day. It is such a joy to see the students’ effort displayed in the costumes they create and the presentations they prepare. More than this, however, I am grateful for the opportunity to see...

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Monk Day in Fourth Grade

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Wearing brown hooded cloaks, Mrs. Bradway and her fourth graders took the vow of silence on October 10 and spent a school day living as Benedictine monks as part of their study of the creation of monasticism in the Benedictine order. Each student-monk was given a breviary, or liturgical book, with the order of prayers and Scriptures to be prayed and read throughout the day....

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Dean's Desk: Teaching Grammar

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

At Regents School, one of our goals is to graduate students who communicate well both as eloquent speakers and skilled writers. Competent writing begins with a solid foundation in English grammar, and English grammar is one of the students’ favorite subjects in Grammar School! Students love to incorporate rhythm, rhyme, and movement by chanting grammar rules....

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Fourth Grade Visits Richmond Science Museum

Thursday, December 5th, 2019


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Fourth Grade Medieval Times

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

"The fourth grade class traveled back in time when they visited Medieval Times in Maryland. This unique field trip allowed the fourth grade class to see the Middle Ages come to life in a new way. The live action play brought to life many aspects of Medieval life, including the feudal system, knighthood, and the Code of Chivalry. The fourth graders experienced a true...

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