Miracle on 34th Street
The miracle of Christmas is a timeless affair, and this classic festive film from 1947 remains one of the world’s most beloved films. The actors may not ring any bells with your kids, but the message will ring loud and clear – this time of year is indeed a time when both [...]
Visit the North Pole
If you like your Christmas white, there’s no better place than the North Pole. Kids can play games in the Elf Clubhouse, visit the Workshop, Toyshop, Reindeer Barn and Mailroom, among others. They can see a disco-dancing Santa, personalise their own story with their name, trim a tree, colour in, open [...]
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Inspired by the Dickens tale and release of the Disney animated picture, A Christmas Carol is a puzzle-adventure game celebrating the spirit of the holidays with a Scrooge-like twist. Players can play God as they guide Ebenezer Scrooge on his ghostly Christmas Eve adventure. Using animated cut-scenes that unfold like [...]
Snowy the soft white kangaroo is different from his friends. He’s feeling left out and doesn’t want to celebrate the festive season. But then a mysterious stranger in red, complete with Akubra hat, arrives by the billabong and suddenly Snowy’s Christmas is looking up… up and away! Yes, Santa needs help with his [...]
"A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors” — Charles Baudelaire.
As a librarian in this day and age, it is my goal to challenge the students to become 21st Century learners. With all the new technologies available, there is an increasingly [...]
Welcome to a typical Sunday night of a typical high school student. The clock’s ticking. The hour hand seems to be making a dash towards the menacing looking one. One A.M. It’s already one A.M and you still have to study for your Advanced Placement Economics and Advanced Placement Literature tests. Failure is not an [...]Continue
Each year for 6th to 10th graders at SAS, there is a China Alive week devoted to traveling around China and discovering Chinese culture. This year, my friends and I embarked on an unforgettable journey to Yunnan. I kept a travel diary during the trip to document the memories and share my experiences.
Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
I have had a few conversations over the past couple of days on what the thinking is regarding typing skills and teaching typing to students. Most schools that I know of do not have a typing curriculum like we would have a writing curriculum. If you do….that is fantastic and I’d love to see it, [...]Continue
Teenagers are often known as “in-betweeners”. A person who children look up to but parents roll their eyes at. Not yet accepted as an adult but no longer a child. A period in life where we start to shape our own ideas, try to distinguish ourselves in society, and find the aspects of life that [...]Continue
Speech and language are essential tools through which humans communicate and share thoughts, ideas, and emotions.Dr. Montessori observed, and modern scientific research has proven, that before age six children are in a special period in their cognitive development during which they acquire language both rapidly and effortlessly.
This ability to absorb language applies not only to [...]