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”

Getting Ready for the Winter Concert in Upper Elementary, or The Art of the Student-Run Play

Upper Elementary, by Hilary Lord, December 12, 2019,

Over the past few days we’ve looked into the Children’s Houses and the Lower Elementary as they’ve been preparing for the Winter Concert. The excitement is mounting as we are two days away from the big event! Today we’ll round out our winter-concert-sneak-peekery with the Upper Elementary. Each year, in the weeks before Winter Concert, … Continue reading “Getting Ready for the Winter Concert in Upper Elementary, or The Art of the Student-Run Play”

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”