As a way of encouraging reading at home, our Assistant Principal, Ms. DeFeyter (Angie) has put together a recommended reading list. As educators, we ask that you plan for reading to your child and for your child to read to you, on a daily basis. Help your child feel proud and successful by supporting him/her with time together reading.

Ms. DeFeyter’s Reading Nook

Autism awareness

29 Apr 2019

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One night this weekend my children had a couple of friends over for a sleepover.  Late at night, in the dark, I could hear th ...

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Happy Earth Day & Happy Reading

22 Apr 2019

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I hope you can all take some time this week to read about our beautiful planet and learn more about how to ensure its longevi ...

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The Birds and the Bees

08 Apr 2019

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Dear NCSA Families, Spring is in the air and curiosity abounds.  As per a parent request, this reading nook has several books ...

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Supporting success in the classroom and the w ...

25 Mar 2019

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Education begins at home and continues within families for a lifetime.  Teachers and schools are secondary educators for chil ...

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Building character

18 Mar 2019

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Last week I celebrated becoming the mother of a teenager, and with that comes new opportunities to learn and stretch my paren ...

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Raising strong girls and unbiased boys

11 Mar 2019

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This week, Angie has devoted her nook to raising strong girls and unbiased boys - lots of excellent book suggestions. I consi ...

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KINDNESS

04 Mar 2019

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Dear Families, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.” Mark Twain. Our school character tr ...

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How to Talk to Kids About Race

25 Feb 2019

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Dear Families, As we come to the close of February, Black History Month, it doesn’t mean we should stop learning about racial ...

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Civil rights

11 Feb 2019

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Art Teacher, Samantha Jones, and I went to a Teaching While White conference in Berkeley, Ca. on Friday and Saturday. We did ...

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Anxiety

07 Jan 2019

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Happy New Year! I hope you found plenty of cozy reading time with your child and for yourself over the winter break, I sure d ...

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Winter Reading and Math Challenge

17 Dec 2018

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Winter Break is just around the corner so I’ve created a Winter Family Fun Challenge to encourage reading and math activities ...

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Multicultural Winter Celebrations

10 Dec 2018

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Dear NCSA Families, I hope that this finds you in warmth and good cheer as we begin to look towards the end of the year 2018. ...

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Raising strong girls and unbiased boys

03 Dec 2018

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In this week's Nook, Angie shares more reading resources for parents on raising strong girls and unbiased boys.   After ...

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Same-sex marriage

26 Nov 2018

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Dear Families, I hope you have enjoyed reading a good book aloud together or reading in the same room during the perfect rain ...

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World Religions

12 Nov 2018

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Dear Families,  We are in need of a volunteer to artistically hang Bartholomew the Bookworm from high on the wall in the atri ...

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Inclusion and Acceptance

05 Nov 2018

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Dear Families, This week I share with you books about inclusion and acceptance.  I found a website, A Day in Our Shoes, which ...

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Positive Discipline

29 Oct 2018

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Dear Families, What a great time to be a part of NCSA for so many reasons including Positive Discipline.  Last week I had the ...

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Fun Multiplication Activities

22 Oct 2018

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At the beginning of last week Mr. G asked me to find multiplication activities to support his 5th-Grade students with home pr ...

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Audio Books

08 Oct 2018

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Hello Families, Last week I failed to mention a favorite book on the subject of raising boys, Mama Says: A Book of Love for M ...

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Building Empathy

01 Oct 2018

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As the mother of two boys, I feel it is my duty to raise aware, conscientious, kind and sensitive young men, who go out into ...

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Book Recommendations

24 Sep 2018

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My Storee is a beautifully refreshing expose of encouraging creativity for creativity’s sake by forsaking the bounds of perfe ...

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Bartholomew the Book Worm

17 Sep 2018

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I hope some of you have had a chance to notice Bartholomew the Book Worm whose body is multiplying along the top of the wall ...

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Welcome back

04 Sep 2018

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Ms. DeFeyter’s Reading Nook Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed the long days of summer and are ready to jump back in ...

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