Pre-First Students Learn About Diwali, India’s Festival of Light

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On Tuesday, November 4, pre-first students at ASPV were treated to a very special and authentic learning experience. Student Amaya and her mom, Mrs. Payal, shared with the class their knowledge about the ancient Hindu festival “Diwali” or the “Festival of Lights” celebrated in autumn every year in India. The spiritual significance of the festival is the victory of light … Read More

Scary Spirit Day in Primary

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On Friday, October 24, the primary student council sponsored a “Scary” Spirit Day. In the spirit of Halloween students were encouraged to dress up as their favorite “scary” character and my oh my what a spooky day it was. See the pictures below and get a preview of what you might encounter at ASPV’s “Spook Du Soleil” Halloween Party this … Read More

Scary Spirit Day in Primary

john lundArt & Music, Primary, StudentsLeave a Comment

On Friday, October 24, the primary student council sponsored a “Scary” Spirit Day. In the spirit of Halloween students were encouraged to dress up as their favorite “scary” character and my oh my what a spooky day it was. See the pictures below and get a preview of what you might encounter at ASPV’s “Spook Du Soleil” Halloween Party this … Read More

We Read in Small Groups

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In 3rd & 4th grade, students are separated into smaller reading groups. For a half hour each day, students will read and discuss a particular novel in these small groups with their respective teacher. In 4th grade, we have reading group support from Mr.Phil and Miss Maritza. Students are able to read level-appropriate material at a suitable pace that efficiently … Read More

We Read in Small Groups

john lundPrimary, StudentsLeave a Comment

In 3rd & 4th grade, students are separated into smaller reading groups. For a half hour each day, students will read and discuss a particular novel in these small groups with their respective teacher. In 4th grade, we have reading group support from Mr.Phil and Miss Maritza. Students are able to read level-appropriate material at a suitable pace that efficiently … Read More

We LOVE Books Day at ASPV Primary

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On Friday, October 10, ASPV’s primary school held “We LOVE Books Day” celebrating the joy of books and reading with an all-day event. Activities included fun classroom reading with guest readers and author Skype chats, book making, reading buddies and a visit to the Dr. Seuss mural reading area. Students had the opportunity to participate in a book swap where … Read More

We LOVE Books Day at ASPV Primary

john lundFaculty & Staff, Preschool, Primary, StudentsLeave a Comment

On Friday, October 10, ASPV’s primary school held “We LOVE Books Day” celebrating the joy of books and reading with an all-day event. Activities included fun classroom reading with guest readers and author Skype chats, book making, reading buddies and a visit to the Dr. Seuss mural reading area. Students had the opportunity to participate in a book swap where … Read More

Author Natasha Wing Visits 2nd Grade via Skype

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On Friday, October 3 author Natasha Wing visited ASPV’s second grade class via Skype, from her home in the United States. Mrs. Wing has written many children’s books including the popular “The Night Before” series. During her Skype call with students the author spoke to them about how and why she became an author. She then read to the class … Read More

Author Natasha Wing Visits 2nd Grade via Skype

john lundPrimary, StudentsLeave a Comment

On Friday, October 3 author Natasha Wing visited ASPV’s second grade class via Skype, from her home in the United States. Mrs. Wing has written many children’s books including the popular “The Night Before” series. During her Skype call with students the author spoke to them about how and why she became an author. She then read to the class … Read More

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read at ASPV

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Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, students, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some … Read More