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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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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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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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Passover Seder in Third Grade

Thursday, January 12th, 2023
Third grade's focus on the ancient world came to life as they hosted a Passover Seder, where students walked through each item and learned its symbolism to the Isrealites and their exodus out of Egypt. "We discussed Leonardo da Vinci's...
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Third Grade Visits Grand Caverns

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Third grade ventured to Grand Caverns in Augusta County as part of its study of earth science. "The Grand Caverns has miles of cave formations and historic stories and over 250 of the mysterious shield formation,” says teacher Hayley Fleming “Students are amazed at the detail of creation even underground!" Third grader Jonathan R. chimes in,...

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Third Grade Begins Preparing for Drama Night

Friday, October 7th, 2022

Plays have been revealed and parts assigned for Drama Night in the spring. Third grade studies ancient history so they will be performing the Greek myth, Atalanta and the Great Race. “I like the play a lot because it has a lot of action and suspense,” says third-grader Annie S. “You don’t know what’s going to happen!”

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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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Cultivating Ownership of Learning in Third Grade

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Third grader Elise L. shares a sisterly moment on the playground! "This is one of the first years where students are able to start owning learning for themselves," says third grade teacher Hayley Fleming. "Cultivating that ownership is super exciting for me as a teacher. My prayer would be that at the end of the year my students are learning to ask good...

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Third Grade Memorizes all of Genesis 1!

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

One of third grade's big challenges at the beginning of the year is memorizing and reciting all of Genesis 1! They memorize this over two months and their recitation in October lasted almost ten minutes! "We don't memorize to show off or to show how smart me are," said Head of School Courtney Palumbo at Recitation Chapel, "but to hide God's word...

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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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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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Third Grade Visits Grand Caverns

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019


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Students Mummify Chickens

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019


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Regents School Hosts Greek Olympics

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Thursday, May 16th is All School Historical Day, and this year's theme is Greek Olympics! Prepare for a day of battle for the House Cup with lots of fun in the sun. Don't forget to wear your...

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Third Grade Explores Natural Bridge Park

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Third grade had a quite a field trip to Natural Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge Park. Wonders below and above the earth of God's majestic creation were on display. Students experienced cave...

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Third Grade Visits Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 5th, 2019

The third grade class had the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum and the Bible Museum in Washington, D.C. recently, and what an incredible experience! From seeing real mummies and...

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