23 Oct · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

When Is the Best Time for a Child to Learn a Second Language?

We live in a global community, with electronics and the internet connecting us more closely than ever before. Our communities are no longer contained within neighborhoods or cities but consist of millions of people throughout our country and countries all over the world. Foreign language skills are more important now than they’ve ever been before. …

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23 Oct · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Is your child getting enough sleep?

An all-too-familiar struggle for parents is that of bedtime. It can be so hard to get your kids to turn off the electronics, put the toys away, and settle down for a good night’s sleep. It can be tempting to let your kids stay up “just a few more minutes.” But, according to the National …

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8 Oct · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

We’ve Got Attitude

IB Primary Years Program (PYP) attitude, that is! In the Pre-K3 program at St. Cecelia School, our classroom environment encourages a variety of positive attitudes. As part of the IB Primary Years Program, our 3 year olds are introduced to these attitudes through demonstration and active participation. We don’t just learn about the importance of such …

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3 Oct · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

What Would Jesus Do?

This is a question we reflect upon in the IB — PYP classroom as we strive to incorporate IB Learner Profiles into our PreK 4 learning environment. These profiles teach us to be principled (making good choices) and to be caring (love one another) and fit so beautifully into our Catholic faith. Wouldn’t Jesus want …

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