Let's Be Friends: Building Relationships Across Ages and Grades

by Adrienne Waner on Jul 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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As a family, we are getting ready to embark on our seventh year at Whitefield Academy. Over the years I have had a chance to see classical Christian education up close, and by now it is safe to say ...
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Topics: The Classroom, Private Schools, Classical Christian

Rethinking Education: What It Is That We Do at School

by Mark Wampler on Jul 11, 2018 11:31:00 AM

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And just like that, we were back together again. Over an unusually hot and sticky week in early June, about a week after the final bell rang for the summer, Whitefield’s faculty and staff gathered ...
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Topics: Education, Classical Christian

Topics: The Classroom, Classical Christian, The Arts

Topics: Kansas City, The Arts, Summer

The Summer of 100 Parks

by Sakinah Heath on Jun 13, 2018 6:01:00 AM

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Summers fly by. My twin first grade daughters and I start talking about summer goals in April and May.  Last summer they each wrote a Top Ten Wish List of the things they wanted to do. ...
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Topics: Parenting, Kansas City, Elementary School, Summer

What is a Catechism and Why Should We Catechize?

by John Hutson on Jun 6, 2018 6:01:00 AM

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  I once asked a group of high schoolers in Sunday school what a catechism was. This is a church where a catechism is used regularly, and so it was intended as an easy question. But I ...
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Topics: Spiritual Life, Classical Christian

This Summer's Top Audio Books for Elementary Schoolers

by Rachel Hutson on May 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Summer is the perfect time to get your family hooked on audio books! Between long car trips, early morning drives to swim practice, and lazy afternoons lying in front of the air conditioning vent, ...
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Topics: Reading, Kindergarten, Technology, Parenting, Elementary School, Summer

Transitional Kindergarten: The Purpose and Difference

by BJ Williams on May 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten serve as the bridge from earliest learning to Kindergarten. Through play-centered activities, children develop the fundamental skills for success in ...
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Topics: Kindergarten, Classical Christian, Elementary School

Playing Outside: The New Old Frontier

by Rachel Hutson on May 9, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Between allergies, piano lessons, and screen time, playing outside has not just gone out of style, it's gone by the wayside. Gone are the days of bare feet and dirt, tree houses and ropes, and ...
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Topics: Technology, Elementary School, Summer

10 Summer Jobs for Your Elementary Schooler

by Rachel Hutson on May 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Elementary schooler? Jobs? You heard me correctly! Now I'm not advocating for a trip back to the factories of the Industrial Revolution, but summer is an excellent time for kids to learn some new ...
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Topics: Elementary School, Summer