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Spotlight on Success

Read about some of our success stories.

Footsteps2Brilliance

Footsteps2Brilliance is offering its program to you for free! Footsteps2Brilliance is providing the children and families in our district with an award-winning pre-K through 3rd grade early literacy p…
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August 21, 2019 The Power Of Words

Vocabulary has a fundamental role in the reading process and contributes greatly to a reader’s comprehension. A reader cannot understand a text without knowing what words mean. Children learn me…
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Soar in 4 Active Reading

Making the most of your reading experiences, active reading, is the culmination of several different strategies that a student activates when reading an unfamiliar passage. Last night author Laurel Ma…
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Inspiring Us to Dream Bigger

Children’s author, Jane Plitt, joined Soar in 4 on Monday, July 29th at the Central Library to read and sign copies of her book Martha’s Magical Hair. This true story encourages children t…
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The Misadventures of Seefus Slug

Local author and illustrator, Laurel MacQuarrie, joined Soar in 4 last night, to read her book “Seefus Slug Goes to Sleep” followed by hands-on activities for the entire family. Soar in 4 …
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Discovering Soar in 4

Parents, guardians and friends, tonight we spent time learning through discovery. Children are often compared to little scientists, as they use their five senses to “experiment” with the world aro…
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Inspiring Life-Long Learning

Tonight we learned that it’s important to help kids find inspiration and to feel comfortable expressing their creative ideas. Research shows that kids engaged in activities tend to have better grad…
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Playing for Academic Success

Tonight we were focused on communication and friendship.  Young children depend on language and communication to make their wants and needs known, solve problems, ask questions and play with others. …
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Tinkering Offers Valuable Skills 

Tinkering Offers Valuable Skills Tonight we focused on the creativity, curiosity and confidence that comes when children are free to “make” their ideas come to life in 3-D.  The “Ma…
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The Power of Presence

Before beginning our circles this week we spent time reflecting.  The purpose was to consciously gather information to share during the discussion.   With intention, we deeply thought prior to spea…
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