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...
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.”...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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.
|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...
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,...Read More
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!”Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More