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

29 Apr

Autism awareness

One night this weekend my children had a couple of friends over for a sleepover.  Late at ...

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22 Apr

Happy Earth

I hope you can all take some time this week to read about our beautiful planet and learn m ...

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08 Apr

The Birds

Dear NCSA Families, Spring is in the air and curiosity abounds.  As per a parent request, ...

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25 Mar

Supporting success

Education begins at home and continues within families for a lifetime.  Teachers and schoo ...

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18 Mar

Building character

Last week I celebrated becoming the mother of a teenager, and with that comes new opportun ...

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11 Mar

Raising strong

This week, Angie has devoted her nook to raising strong girls and unbiased boys - lots of ...

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04 Mar

KINDNESS

Dear Families, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.” ...

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25 Feb

How to

Dear Families, As we come to the close of February, Black History Month, it doesn’t mean w ...

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11 Feb

Civil rights

Art Teacher, Samantha Jones, and I went to a Teaching While White conference in Berkeley, ...

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07 Jan

Anxiety

Happy New Year! I hope you found plenty of cozy reading time with your child and for yours ...

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17 Dec

Winter Reading

Winter Break is just around the corner so I’ve created a Winter Family Fun Challenge to en ...

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10 Dec

Multicultural Winter

Dear NCSA Families, I hope that this finds you in warmth and good cheer as we begin to loo ...

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03 Dec

Raising strong

In this week's Nook, Angie shares more reading resources for parents on raising strong gir ...

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26 Nov

Same-sex marriage

Dear Families, I hope you have enjoyed reading a good book aloud together or reading in th ...

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12 Nov

World Religions

Dear Families,  We are in need of a volunteer to artistically hang Bartholomew the Bookwor ...

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05 Nov

Inclusion and

Dear Families, This week I share with you books about inclusion and acceptance.  I found a ...

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29 Oct

Positive Discipline

Dear Families, What a great time to be a part of NCSA for so many reasons including Positi ...

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22 Oct

Fun Multiplication

At the beginning of last week Mr. G asked me to find multiplication activities to support ...

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08 Oct

Audio Books

Hello Families, Last week I failed to mention a favorite book on the subject of raising bo ...

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01 Oct

Building Empathy

As the mother of two boys, I feel it is my duty to raise aware, conscientious, kind and se ...

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24 Sep

Book Recommendations

My Storee is a beautifully refreshing expose of encouraging creativity for creativity’s sa ...

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17 Sep

Bartholomew the

I hope some of you have had a chance to notice Bartholomew the Book Worm whose body is mul ...

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04 Sep

Welcome back

Ms. DeFeyter’s Reading Nook Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed the long days of su ...

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