The Randolph Journey

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The Myth of the Average Student: Part II

Q. Why did the statistician drown while he was crossing the river? A. Because it was only three feet deep on average. As our School embarks on our 2020 Vision strategic ...
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Inspire Your Kids to Be Healthy

Every parent wants their child to thrive, but what's the secret? What can we do to create the best conditions for our children to continue to be joyful and curious as ...
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Mindfulness in the Digital World

Digital technology, like any tool, is inherently neutral. It’s not until we use it that it becomes beneficial or harmful. As a hammer can either create or destroy, ...
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6 Ways to Improve Your Child's Fitness and Nutrition

As I meet with many of our varsity athletes regarding their dietary plan, I continually see an overall lack of basic nutrition knowledge. Most of them are unaware of how ...
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Healthy Kids Online

Every middle school parent thinks about social media and their child. This permeates every socioeconomic, ethnic and geographic group. There is no escape.
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Be Here Now

The Swiss playwright Max Frisch once wrote, "Technology [is] the knack of so arranging the world that we do not have to experience it." In many instances, the avoidance ...
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6 Ways to Build a Stronger Parent-Teacher Team

  By Kathleen Brewer, 5th grade Language Arts teacher & Grayson's mom   Toward the end of last school year, my child began acting unlike himself. To quote one of my ...
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Got Questions? New Students Have Answers!

What are your grades? Why did you switch? Did you not like your old school? How does your family pay for it? Are you too smart for our school? These are some of the ...
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4th Graders: The Mirrors of a Community

As a sophomore, Katie Kessler' 17 was one of four student interns who accompanied the 4th grade on thier spring trip to Williamsburg. These were her reflections on the ...
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4th Grade Magic at Randolph

"Third and 4th grade were magical years for my daughter," says the mother of a rising 5th grader. "Her teachers went above and beyond making sure she was known, ...
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How to Challenge a 4th Grader

Fourth grade challenge? Bring it on! Fourth graders are ready for more complex and independent work. Their classrooms must allow them to spread their wings, socially and ...
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"Westward Ho!" On to 4th Grade

Every spring, our 4th graders set off on a campus trek, hauling handmade oxen and wagons. They are dealt cards of fortune and misfortune. They work as families to ...
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3rd Grade Dreams in Color

  • Deborah (Silvia) Brink
  • 14.07.2017
  • 3rd grade
A few months ago, I found myself telling two 3rd grade students about my fat, orange, tabby cat interrupting a business meeting. The students were conducting interviews ...
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The Myth of the Average Student: Part I

Q. Why did the statistician drown while he was crossing the river? A. Because it was only three feet deep on average. As our School embarks on our 2020 Vision strategic ...
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Setting the Bar High for Your 3rd Grader

Every grade level, but especially the Lower School grades, present quite specific, individual challenges to educators. It's so important that teachers take advantage of ...
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Randolph's 3rd Grade Program

Third graders will certainly notice a difference in the curriculum from their time in 2nd grade.  The books are more challenging, they are continuing to master cursive ...
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What Will 3rd Grade Be Like?

Third grade builds on the important foundational skills that were mastered in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Third graders are now able to synthesize material and ...
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Prospective Parents Ask Good Questions

At our K-12 Open House, in October 2015, our Head of School invited the audience to text in their questions. He answered most of these questions at the event, but he ...
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Randolph Teachers Love Challenge Too

Join us Fridays at noon for episodes of our Facebook Live roundtable series. Today, July 7th, is an awesome opportunity to hear from Laura Bernick, one of our 2nd grade ...
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Why I Transferred to Randolph

By Raymond Carter '16 I turned the poster over and looked at the four names on the back. They were all written in the same, large handwriting—my own. With the poster ...
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Second Grade at Randolph - It Makes a Difference

"Will we learn a new math strategy today?" "What are we going to add to our research folders today?" "What design challenge will we face today?" These are common ...
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What Should a Good Second Grade Program Look Like?

Your child is starting 2nd grade and is so excited! Wow, 2nd grade! It sounds so much more grown up than Kindergarten or 1st grade! Those were special and magical years, ...
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What's in Store for 2nd Grade?

Think back to when you were in 2nd grade. What was your teacher’s name?What was your favorite memory from your 2nd grade experience? You were probably 7 or 8 with that ...
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Meet the Ambassadors: Rhea '18

Starting in 7th grade, students can apply to work with our Admissions Office as Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors serve as hosts for prospective student visit days and at ...
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