Our "Meet Us Monday" series continues this week with our Assistant Headmaster, Ms. Katherine Kramer tackling our 10 questions! Each week, we hope you are enjoying this short series of questions and answers with our excellent teachers and staff as we further introduce each member of our team to our broader ILS community.
Happy Fall! The first month of school has flown by, and we're excited to be moving into the second half of the first quarter of our year.
We hope that you've been enjoying our new blog series, "What we're reading..." in which we share news articles, blog posts, or other sites that have caught the eye and the attention of our faculty. Whether related to classical education or the myriad of other interests of our faculty, we hope that you might also find them interesting, intriguing or inspiring.
Have you read an interesting article, blog post or website lately? We would love to check it out as well! Please share in the comments section or email us any time.
Each week, we invite you to get to better know our excellent teachers and staff with our "Meet Us Mondays" series here on the ILS blog. This week features one of the newest additions to our ILS faculty this year, our new music teacher, Miss Marie Landskroener. Enjoy!
Each week, we hope you will check back in for our latest "Meet Us Monday" update where we introduce a member of our faculty. Get to better know the outstanding teachers and administrators on the ILS team through their responses to our 10 fun questions. This week, Pastor Peter Eckardt, who in addition to serving as one of the Pastors at Immanuel Lutheran Church, also teaches 5th and 6th grade theology classes at ILS. Enjoy!
Take a moment each week to better know our outstanding teachers and staff! Each week, we'll feature a faculty member for "Meet Us Mondays," as we share responses to our 10 questions. Kicking us off, our wonderful headmaster, Ms. Julia Habrecht! Enjoy!
Happy September! We have been so excited to welcome back to school all of our new and returning families this week. It is so wonderful to see all the joy and smiling faces and hear about the many summer adventures had by our families.
Over the summer, we launched a new blog series, "What we're reading..." where we share articles, blog posts, or other sites that our faculty has found fascinating, intriguing or inspiring. Whether they are related to specific subject areas or the topic of classical education, or something related to the myriad of other interests of our faculty, we like to share in the hopes that you may find them worth checking out as well.
We love to hear from you, too! Have a great article, blog post or website that you've enjoyed lately? Please share in the comments!
Last month we decided to share a few blogs, articles and news that had captured our attention or sparked our imagination recently. We heard from a number of readers that they enjoyed seeing some of the things that our faculty and teachers were enjoying, so we have decided to make this a regular monthly feature on our blog.
This month, we have articles on the philosophy of spaces, the economics of Jane Austen, the misuse of the English language, the importance of learning cursive, how "goofing off" helps kids to learn, and more!
Thank you to our ILS parents who brought some of these great articles to our attention! Have you read and interesting article or blog post recently? We love it when you share things you've found of interest. Please feel free to leave a link in the comments section below!
Our ILS faculty invite our students (and parents!) to challenge themselves a bit this summer with our new Summer Teacher Challenge series! We'll be sharing a variety of puzzles and challenges from our ILS teachers that we invite you to solve. Students, share your solutions in the comments section for each challenge, and you could win a prize (please see our first challenge for more information on our great prizes!)
Summer is here, and that means a little more time for catching up on our reading! We already shared some of our favorites books from our Upper and Lower School summer reading lists (and we would love to hear what books you and your children are enjoying this summer).
Now we thought we would share a few blogs, articles and news that have captured our attention or sparked our imagination this summer. We asked some of our teachers and faculty to share some things that have found to be interesting reads lately. From articles on classical, Christian education, to commentary on baseball, exploring the concept of utopia to Lincoln's greatest speech, here are a few reads we thought you might enjoy as well.
Have an interesting article or blog post you'd like to share? Leave the link in the comments section below!
- Is Virtue Formation Just Works Righteousness? - Joshua Gibbs, CiRCE Institute
- We Need to Imagine - Anna Ilona Mussmann, Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife Blog
- Mortal Remains - S.M. Hutchens, Touchstone
- How Utopia Shaped the World - Tom Hodgkinson, BBC- Culture
- Lincoln's Greatest Speech - Garry Wills, The Atlantic
- Why are Christian Classical Education Students Stomping the Competition? - Steve Turley, The Christian Post
- Baseball is our game - Walt Whitman (The Imaginative Conservative)
- Facebook as Church - Mark Bauerlein, First Things
- The road that led to 1000 stories - John Higgs, BBC Culture
Our ILS teachers invite our students (and parents!) to challenge themselves a bit this summer with our new Summer Teacher Challenge series! We will be sharing a variety of puzzles and challenges from our ILS teachers on our blog throughout the summer and giving you the chance to solve them. Share your solutions in the comments section for each challenge, and you could win a prize!
For each Challenge, students have one week to share their solutions. We will draw a name from the correct responses, and the winner will be able to choose from a variety of great prizes. We will have some fantastic books (including the new illustrated Harry Potter books!) from which to choose, as well as gift cards to Dairy Godmother!
Our first Summer Teacher Challenge comes from 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Krumwiede. Try your hand at translating this short story from Latin into English, and the best translation will win! (For our younger Latin scholars, a glossary of terms is included in the comments section. For our older scholars, we encourage you to give us your best translation without using the glossary!)
Puer Parvus et Luna Magna
Puer parvus magnam lunam cum oculis spectat. Luna magna in eo lucet. Lux eum adit et puer parvus lunam magnam laudat, “Sum parvus. Es magna. Adsum. Abes. Eheu! Deus ea magna et parva creat!” Puer parvus ad stellas et lunam cantat. Est laetus. Deus puerum spectat et gaudet, “Hic puer mihi gaudium dat et eum beabo.”