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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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Sixth Grade Buddies

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

One of the joys of sixth grade is being the oldest in the Grammar School. Each sixth grader is matched with a kindergarten buddy to mentor and watch out for during the year. This is an opportunity for leadership for the older students, and the kindergarteners are delighted to be known and cared for by a "big kid."

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Regents Welcomes Mrs. Mais!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Regents is excited to welcome Emily Mais to the Grammar School as a kindergarten teacher! Mrs. Mais may be new to teaching at Regents, but she is a stranger neither to the Regents community nor the classroom. Her children Ben (2nd) and Ruby (3rd) have attended Regents for the past two years.

Prior to joining Regents, Mrs. Mais spent eight years as an elementary...

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On the Coram Deo Board this Month

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Coram Deo means "before the face of God." Each class has a Coram Deo board where teachers post work that is done with such excellence that it meets this standard. On kindergarten's board have been some beautiful paintings inspired by VanGogh's Starry Night.

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Grammar School Tradition: Shaking Hands

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

You may know that at the end of each week, students in the Grammar School receive a small pack of Smarties candy. You may not know the other half of this ritual; they receive their candy on their way out the building when they shake hands with Mrs. Palumbo and practice looking her in the eyes and saying “thank you” or “have a good weekend.”...

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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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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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Babushka in Kindergarten

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Every year in library, Mrs. Daniel our librarian reads a Christmas story called "Babushka" to the younger students. It's about a little old lady who only cares about cleaning and tidying and misses the glory of the star, the angels, and...
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Kindergarten: Focusing on Handwriting

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

One of the distinctives of Regents is its emphasis on handwriting. Starting in kindergarten, students learn not just to write - but to write beautifully. Handwriting forms the brain and also sets a standard of doing hard things well. "One of the things I miss about Regents is how beautifully my kids learned to write," said former parent Becca Christophel.

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Gardening in Kindergarten!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Kindergarten has dove into this year of new things - including planting and gardening in the raised beds behind the Ivy campus. "I love this age of students," says kindergarten teacher Mrs. Huemme. "I'm excited to see them learn what school is about. We are planting seeds for a lifetime."

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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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Professional Violinist Visits Kindergarten

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Professional violist Rachel Yonan and mother of kindergartener Isaac, performed for classes as part of kindergarten’s study of Johann Sebastian Bach. She challenged students to think of words to describe the emotions they felt while she played Bach. “Fast!” was a favorite first answer – but that description soon grew to include joyful, warm, and even...

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Kindergarten Presents the Nativity

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Kindergarten had the honor of dressing up and presenting the Navity at Christmas Chapel! "Kindergarten is a magical time before they come into the rigor of the later school years," says teacher Jackie Huemme. "They are able to manage themselves better than preschool which opens up so many doors for learning - but I love that they don't try to fit into a...

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Kindergarten Paints the Sistine Chapel

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

In the afternoon, the kindergarteners who stay for the full day have time for enrichment activities like learning about Michaelangelo. They immersed themselves in the experience by practicing painting on the "ceiling"! Afternoon kindergarten and art teacher Olivia Pincombe loves asking big questions with the littlest of her students: "What does it mean to...

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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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Kindergarten Visits Open Gate Farm

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

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Kindergarten Hosts Planet Day

Thursday, February 7th, 2019


At Regents School, kindergarten students spend six weeks studying the solar system, and they conclude the unit with a special presentation for their families. Each student dons a costume and recites facts about his or her planet....

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