Grammar School

Vanessa Petty

Creating a Sense of Wonder in Grammar School Science

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm Grammar School Session Recording This Patio Discussion will focus on creating a sense of wonder in the Grammar School Science classroom. Come with your questions and answers; this patio will be full of great best practices for you to take back to your classroom in the Fall. Download Vanessa Petty Handout Download Melissa Mayne Handout Vanessa Petty 3rd Grade Science… Read More »Creating a Sense of Wonder in Grammar School Science

Patio Discussion for 3rd-6th Grade Teachers on Simplifying Problem Solving

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm Grammar School Session Recording This Patio Discussion is designed for 3rd through 6th Grade Teachers, focusing on the best practices to simplify problem solving in the Grammar School Mathematics classroom. Download Dr. Cristina Dube Handout Download Cyndi Lehn Abstract Download Cyndi Lehn Handout Download Cyndi Lehn Handout 2 Dr. Cristina Dube Dr. Cristina Dube is in her 7th year as… Read More »Patio Discussion for 3rd-6th Grade Teachers on Simplifying Problem Solving

Greek Myths and Gospel Truths

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm Grammar School Session Recording Greek mythology is often a favorite subject for young students, but what exactly are they supposed to learn from such stories? What do these classical, pagan myths have to do with the truth of God’s Word? In this session, we will explore the role that story plays in education and why it is such a powerful… Read More »Greek Myths and Gospel Truths

Seeing God’s Glory in Our Students

Friday, June 26 | 2:30-3:15pm Grammar School Session Recording After hearing this presentation, a veteran teacher of 30+ years commented that it had a more impact on how she viewed her role as a teacher than anything she had previously heard. This is the power of seeing your students as fellow image bearers – a profound understanding of the opportunities you have on a daily… Read More »Seeing God’s Glory in Our Students

The How of Reading Instruction in a Classical Education

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm Grammar School Session Recording Teacher preparation and knowledge are fundamental to student reading achievement.  In this session, we will discuss why a systematic phonetic approach to reading instruction is classical, brain-based and effective.  We will address the importance of phonemic awareness, language and vocabulary development and best practices for reading instruction.  Practical strategies for providing support in the grammar school… Read More »The How of Reading Instruction in a Classical Education

Patio Discussion for 2nd-4th Grade Teachers on History & Literature Coming Alive

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm Session Recording Grammar School This Patio will focus on discussing “History & Literature Coming Alive” in 3rd through 4 grade teachers: Making history come to life for students can make all the difference in their retention of information presented to them.  What better way to bring history to life for them than to combine it with literature of the same… Read More »Patio Discussion for 2nd-4th Grade Teachers on History & Literature Coming Alive

Patio Discussion for Preschool-2nd Grade Teachers on Phonemic awareness

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm Grammar School Session Recording This Patio will focus on discussing “Phonemic Awareness” in Pre-K through 2nd grade. Download Melissa Siller Handout Dr. Melissa Siller Reading Specialist Geneva School of Boerne Melissa Siller has spent the last 20 years in various areas of education, including assessment item writing, classroom teaching, teaching pre-service teachers in field based teacher education, and is currently… Read More »Patio Discussion for Preschool-2nd Grade Teachers on Phonemic awareness

The Grammar Classroom: Are Students Thriving?

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am Grammar School Session Recording What will we learn from this current pandemic? Parents and teachers alike may realize that though grammar students might struggle from the lack of structure, they benefit greatly from the increased activity of free movement throughout the day. How could this impact our classrooms next year? Grammar students are physically developing in front of our eyes,… Read More »The Grammar Classroom: Are Students Thriving?

Dyslexia at Your Door

Friday, June 26 | 10:30-11:15am Grammar School Session Recording With worldwide statistics of persons with dyslexia as high as 20%, students with dyslexia are in your schools. Because dyslexia is a specific learning disability rather than a pervasive one, and because it has no correlation to intelligence, many dyslexics can do well with a classical school curriculum. But early identification and intervention is key. What… Read More »Dyslexia at Your Door

Connecting the Dots: The Practice of Oral Narration in the Lower School

Friday, June 26 | 10:30-11:15am Grammar School Session Recording Narrating is not the work of a parrot, but of absorbing into oneself thebeautiful thought from the book, making it one’s own and then giving itforth again with just that little touch that comes from one’s own mind.-Charlotte Mason We are all storytellers. We tell stories every day in our jobs, in our conversations at the… Read More »Connecting the Dots: The Practice of Oral Narration in the Lower School