The Long Ridge School

The Total Solar Eclipse is Coming!

If you are still making plans for your summer vacation, perhaps you might plan your trip to catch this summer’s total solar eclipse! On August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will get to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in over 40 years, but you have to travel if you wish … READ MORE

Rainbow at Recess

A magnificent rainbow appeared in the northeastern sky during a recent K-5 recess. How lucky the students, “recess duty” teachers, and I were to witness the rainbow in its full glory and as it faded to become a vivid memory.  For some students, it was the first rainbow they had seen.  “Rainbow, rainbow” was excitedly … READ MORE

Head’s Note – Problems at bedtime have never been more welcome!

A recent 2015 study from the University of Chicago, published in Science magazine found that parents who consistently talked to their kids about math using the app “Bedtime Math,” significantly improved their child’s math skills. The app invites families to “work through word problems related to counting, shapes, arithmetic, fractions and probability.” According to the … READ MORE

Head’s Notes – Working with Children

Welcome to my first blog on the new LRS website! I am very grateful to everyone who worked so long and hard to create this vibrant, beautiful connection with our school. As many of you know, it has been a longer than expected process, but we hope you will be as excited about the results … READ MORE

Head’s Notes: Exchanging Art with Schools Around the Globe

Beautiful and engaging art by LRS students always adorns our classroom and hallway bulletin boards, and currently striking art by students from the Myooudai Elementary School in Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan is on view in the main office.   One of the pieces entitled, “Making Mochi (rice cake) is fun” was being presented and discussed during a … READ MORE

Head’s Notes: The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed as a strategy to raise and unify national academic standards, specifically in the areas of mathematics and language arts. Initiated by the National Association of Governors and the Council of Chief State School Officials, the CCSS have been adopted by 43 states, including Connecticut and New York. … READ MORE

Head’s Notes: What is Progressive Education?

What is Progressive Education? At The Long Ridge School, we say we are part of the progressive school tradition, but what does that mean?  The roots of progressive education are usually traced back to the philosophers John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and pedagogues Johann Pestalozzi and Friedrich Froebel. In the United States, John Dewey is … READ MORE

Head’s Notes: Happy Holidays!

During this holiday season, we are especially appreciative of the people in our lives who are most important to us.  For those of us at The Long Ridge School, those people include you and your wonderful children.  We are honored you have chosen us to play a significant role in your children’s lives.  Our goal … READ MORE

Head’s Notes: Hour of Code

All Nursery through Grade 5 students are participating in the second annual Hour of Code this week and next. The goal of Hour of Code is to familiarize students with coding and programming computers. At LRS, our Hours of Code are being organized by our Technology Specialist Pam Adams. Nursery through First Grade students are … READ MORE

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