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12/01/2022

Why Math Matters in Early Childhood Education

Sorting objects. Building with blocks. Playing with different types of shapes. If you wander into a WES PK3 or PK4 room on any given day, you’ll see lots of these types of activities. It may look like play (and it is) but it’s also laying the foundation for algebraic thinking. Research shows that early math […]

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12/01/2022

The Magic of a Good Book

Author and Illustrator Lauren Castillo spoke with our students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 this week about her thought process behind creating books. She even let our Dragons try their hand at drawing some of her characters, which they thoroughly enjoyed! This is one of my favorite times of the school year, in part, because […]

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11/17/2022

Deep Fried Turkey Adventures

As many of you know, cooking is one of my passions. As we head into the Thanksgiving season, I thought it would be fun to share a recipe for those looking for new ideas. Over the years, I have experimented many times with turkey preparation. However, probably my most memorable Thanksgiving fowl moment was the […]

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11/15/2022

The Qualities of a Great Teacher

A great teacher can change a child’s life. Whether it’s the first educator who makes learning come alive or one who empowers and builds confidence, a teacher is critical in helping students unlock their potential.  At Washington Episcopal School (WES), we value great teachers. Research shows that exceptional educators share the following characteristics: Great teachers […]

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11/10/2022

Being Thankful for Those Who Served

Middle School Director Kristin Cuddihy was our guest speaker at Chapel this week, where she spoke compellingly about our virtue of the month, thankfulness. She reminded us that studies reveal that when we show gratitude, we actually increase our feelings of happiness. As she challenged our Dragons to reflect on the many things they have […]

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11/03/2022

Top 5 Reasons Not to Miss Grandparents/Special Friends Day

Grandparents & Special Friends Day (GSFD) is Tuesday, November 22, from 9:15 a.m. to noon! One of my favorite days of the year, WES typically welcomes hundreds of guests on our campus for classroom visits and a very special Chapel. Here are a few reasons why we hope to see all of our special friends […]

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