Monday, November 14, 2016

Kindergarten Enrichment



Our Kindergarten Enrichment Workshop is a fun way to nurture the joy of reading!

This is small group instruction in building phonemic awareness, sounding out words, and fostering independent thinking.  Students need to know all of their letters and sounds, and be able to write their letters.

Our instruction is hands-on, interactive, and fun!

We offer this workshop every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  Enrollment is for a 12 week block. You can enroll your child at any time!

To enroll, click here.




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Stephen



Over the last several weeks, we have been featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Stephen! We asked him a few questions, and here are his answers.

What is your favorite book?: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?: Paramedic, emergency room physician, FBI, or Secret Service. Something that included an adrenaline rush and helping people in a time of need.

People say I... am silly, adventurous, good at fixing things, have lots of energy, too busy.

What do you do in your free time? Outdoor adventurous things, ski (water and snow,) boating, camping, Scuba, hiking. Fix things around the house and at work. Spend time with family and friends.  



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Classroom Based Reading Assessment: A Means to an End


As part of Langsford’s mission to provide our community and fellow educators with up-to-date information and research about learning, Langsford recently hosted approximately 50 local school administrators and learning resource personnel to hear Dr. Theresa Magpuri-Lavell present on Classroom Based Reading Assessment: A Means to an End.

Dr. Magpuri-Lavell discussed informal screening methods that educators can use to identify a student's potential areas of weakness. It was a great opportunity for us all to learn more about how to implement informal assessment in the classroom so that we can discover what our children can do, inform instruction, and improve teaching.

If you would like to learn more about what we learned during this presentation, check out the slides from the presentation as well as a video clip Dr. Magpuri-Lavell shared with us below! 










Monday, October 24, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Claudia


Over the last several weeks, we have been featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Claudia! We included her school picture for fun--she still looks very much the same! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers.

What is your favorite book?: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

What did you want to be when you were growing up?: A teacher and a mom.

People say I... look like Helen Hunt, which is quite a compliment, but I'm not sure I see it!

What do you do in your free time? Read (of course!), exercise at Orange Theory or walk my dog Duke, watch movies.








Monday, October 17, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Anna


Over the last several weeks, we have been featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Anna! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?: I wanted to be a writer and a teacher.

People say I... am kind, happy, and gentle.

What do you do in your free time? I spend time with family and friends, write, play the piano, and read.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Katrina




Over the last several weeks, we have been featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Katrina! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers.

What is your favorite book?: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

What did you want to be when you were growing up?: A veterinarian or a "house painter."

People say I... am passionate, compassionate, happy, and "bendy."

What do you do in your free time? Yoga (I'm starting teacher training in the fall!) and meditation.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Kristin



Over the last several weeks, we have been featuring one staff member a week. This week, we are featuring Kristin! We included her school picture for fun--she still looks very much the same! We asked her a few questions, and here are her answers.

What is your favorite book?: Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg. My mother gave me her copy when I was in my twenties. I reread it about once a decade. Amazing how pertinent it still is today. The cycles of life are ever present. 

What did you want to be when you were growing up?: An archeologist. I loved rocks and the earth as well as uncovering the hidden past.

People say I... am different. I take that as a compliment. Perspective determines outcomes.

What do you do in your free time? I do Taoist Tai Chi; garden, house projects, and hang out with my family and friends.