The UE Book Club – Learning and Social Difficulties

Reading, by Hilary Lord, January 15, 2020,

  For January, Upper Elementary students are reading books with first person narratives from the perspectives of children with learning and social difficulties for the UE Book Club. The books address issues of disability, accessibility, alienation and inclusion. Colleen Deibel, UE Special Assistant describes common themes in this month’s selections as “embracing our differences, recognizing … Continue reading “The UE Book Club – Learning and Social Difficulties”

The UE Book Club – Native American Voices

Reading, by Hilary Lord, November 20, 2019,

The literature of the aboriginal people of North America defines America. It is not exotic. The concerns are particular, yet often universal.U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo For November, Upper Elementary students are reading books by Native American authors for the UE Book Club. The stories describe events in the history of North America from the perspectives of Native American … Continue reading “The UE Book Club – Native American Voices”

Summer Reading…

Reading, by Cab Yau, June 26, 2019,

A quick summer hello from Villa di Maria! As we just pass the mark of being one month out of school, we wanted to offer some thoughts for this special time of year. Read on to hear what our fabulous Reading Specialist, Melissa Fox, suggests to keep reading and working memory going over the summer! … Continue reading “Summer Reading…”