This week's Monday memo started with, what I felt, were admirably honest words from our new head of school.
By Sharon Vanella Head of Early School The Language Area in a Montessori classroom isn’t confined to just one space, but is present throughout the entire classroom. Preparation for reading and writing is introduced through repetition of Practical Life and Sensorial Materials, which focus on left-to-right/top-to-bottom motions, sequence of steps, and use of tools that … Continue reading Language Development in the Montessori Classroom
By Evan Kurtz Head of Middle School This Friday, September 27, we will host 20 schools and boarding schools at our annual High School Fair. Eighth-grade students and their parents will attend and gather information about potential destinations for high school. For our eighth graders, this is one of the first steps in the process … Continue reading A First Step Beyond Prep
Charlotte Prep, in conjunction with the Charlotte Arts and Science Council, is pleased to announce the two-day residency of children’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons. On February 25 and 26, Mrs. Lyons will interact with all classes in the Lower School including two writing sessions in each second, third, and fourth-grade class. Our young writers … Continue reading Prep Welcomes Author for Two-Day Residency in Lower School
Do you suffer from anxiety? Does your child or partner? Come to Prep on the evening of February 8 to learn how to cope and find hope. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a screening of Angst, Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, a new documentary that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can … Continue reading Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
The New Year can be an excellent time to make resolutions for the future, but it can also be a great time to get back to the basics. Let’s resolve to reinforce healthy habits for our children and ourselves. Here are my top three: Wash your hands. Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water … Continue reading Nurse Kelly Long’s Top 3 Healthy Habits for 2019
With the holiday break coming up, you may be looking forward to curling up with a good book. We recently asked some of our Prep administrators to recommend their favorites for you. Enjoy! Eddie Mensah, Head of School Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston One of my favorite books of all time. … Continue reading Eight Great Books to Read Over the Holiday Break
Our much-loved BUDEE program (Be Understanding, Dedicated, Empathic, and Enthusiastic) features a monthly theme for the community to focus on, and for November, the theme is Gratitude. When the BUDEE classes met this month, students were eager to share the contents of the Gratitude Bags they made at home. The objects they chose reflected their … Continue reading Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude
Admission season is in full swing, and our next Open House is on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. in the Gymnasium. Word-of-mouth is our most powerful marketing tool. Why? Because at a smaller school like ours, the joy experienced here every day can best be shared by your stories. Stories like the tiny kindergartener … Continue reading Share Your Story
Last summer, Head of School Eddie Mensah recommended the Prep community read Unselfie. Today, in the latest "Two Minutes with Eddie" video, he talks about why it matters.