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Mindful Screen Time

Screen Time – keep it mindful and meaningful

May 20, 2016

This autumn, the American Academy of Pediatrics is scheduled to announce what looks to be sweeping updates to its screen time recommendations, reflecting current research. While current recommendations are at one to two hours of quality screen time per day …

WNS City Harvest Food Drive

3rd Grade & City Harvest

May 16, 2016

3rd grade is partnering with City Harvest to conduct a food drive for the 1.7 million New Yorkers, or 20% of the city’s population, who struggle with procuring food.  City Harvest is an organization devoted to providing food for those …

read aloud

Family Read-Alouds for All Ages

April 20, 2016

Reading aloud with your child is fun and reaps many rewards for you and your family. Beyond building community, listening skills, vocabulary, memory, and language skills, children benefit from the comfort and security of having a loved one read aloud …

Mo does NYC

Mo does NYC

April 8, 2016

You know those moments when you realize just how lucky you are to be living in New York City? Get ready to have one of them because the brand new Mo Willems exhibit is now open at the New-York Historical …

Music In The Home

April 4, 2016

There are many great reasons to teach and expose kids to music – and there are also many not-so-great reasons that have been popularized over the past ten or twenty years and which people have been using, understandably sometimes, as …

Spring Gala at Williamsburg Northside

April 4, 2016

The Parent Association outdid themselves at the Spring Gala, earning more than ever before (20% more) to support the Diversity Scholarship Fund for the Lower School and the Hardship Fund for the Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers.  They also put on …

Exploring Blocks

Block Exploration: The Unit Block

March 23, 2016

The first graders are developing their understanding of building techniques and the relationships between 3-D shapes through explorations in the classroom and the art studio. Recently we spent time learning more about the mathematical relationships between some of the blocks …

Library Poetry Blog

new poem in the window!

February 26, 2016

This month, Grade 2’s window poetry was inspired by the Geisel Awards. The Geisel Award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.  It is named in honor of Dr. Seuss …

Books

Awards Season

February 2, 2016

History was made in Boston this January as the American Library Association awarded the annual Youth Media Awards. I was thrilled to be present for both the announcement of the Caldecott Medal to Sophie Blackall for Finding Winnie: The True …

snow

Snow in the Library

January 25, 2016

When I hear snow is coming my first thought is not to gather the shovels or the jackets, but to gather the books! Nothing makes a snowy day (or snow cleanup day) better than getting cozy with your family for …