5 More Reasons Your Child Should Learn Magic

Posted by Bob Weiman, Associate Head of School on Apr 13, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Magic Enhances One’s Creativity and Problem Solving Ability

Learning and honing a magic trick or effect is a journey. You read the instructions and try it out with someone and then someone else and another person and you start to learn what works and what doesn’t work for both you and your audience. What are those touches that you can add that will make it more mysterious or amusing or entertaining? When I teach my 5th grade students a trick I am very clear about how I’d like it to be done. But sometimes the way I perform it won’t work for them so we brainstorm different approaches and methods. And once they perfect it I then tell them to do it entirely their own way, to personalize their “patter” or stories, to try something new with the same props. And they come up with so many great ideas that I will often borrow them and use them in my own performances!

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Topics: Teachers as experts, become ready, Recreational Activities

5 Reasons Your Child Should Learn Magic

Posted by Bob Weiman, Associate Head of School on Apr 6, 2020 1:56:46 PM

Mr. Weiman brings you magic through video!

I have been teaching magic for over 25 years, and I have seen it be a transformative experience for so many kids of different ages, temperaments, interests, and backgrounds. I began learning magic when I was five years old, and I started delving deeply into it when I was in 5th grade. As I performed for friends, classmates, and family I loved the effect that it had on others.

Magic Introduction

 

Today, magic is an important part of my own life as I teach it to students at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes and perform it during school assemblies and while walking through our school buildings. In place of being together on campus, I will be sharing some magic tricks through video. Read on for tricks and reasons for learning magic...there just may be some tutorials coming through as well.

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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Recreational Activities

Easter Activities for Little Ones

Songs to sing, books to read and fun activities!

With Easter around the corner, the theme of this month is  Bunnies & Chicks.  We love reading these books and singing these song with our Early Saints and you can enjoy these activities in your own home with your young ones.
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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, Kindergarten, PreK, Recreational Activities, jk, Lower School, joyful learning

Math Resources and Activities for Children

Posted by Ann Bremner, Director of Lower School Math on Mar 19, 2020 1:47:32 PM

Great math resources that promote number sense, perseverance, and problem solving.

Looking for activities to keep young minds active and engaged? This list of math-related websites and resources are really worthwhile apps that help build mathematic skills in a variety of ways. These are not the run-of-the-mill drill activities that many of us grew up performing. Rather, these promote number sense, perseverance, and problem solving - the skills our children need to be successful in math and in life.
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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Kindergarten, PreK, junior kindergarten, Lower School

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