As we enter the second month of the school year, it is delightful to watch the rhythms and routines of the school year return as the school is filled with the joyful sounds of singing, poetry, learning and laughter. We pray that our families are also finding comfort in the routines and traditions of the year, and we have so enjoyed seeing families in the mornings on the playground, at our First Friday Coffees, joining us in worship for Wednesday Chapel, and other events.
As we have noted previously, this community, and the close relationship between home and school, is fundamental to all we do at ILS. It is a privilege to serve each of our families, and we want to encourage and support you in the important work you are doing with your children. That desire to encourage inspired this blog series, our monthly "What we're reading..." feature. Here, we try to share and encourage discussions on culture-building and culture-shaping, and how we can together support this important work both at school and at home.
We hope that our ILS families and friends enjoy spending some time reading and reflecting on the articles, sermons, and news articles we share each monthl, and then join us at a First Friday Coffee or other parent program to discuss these and other topics.
We also love for families to pass along things they have read that may be interesting to others in our ILS community! Please feel free to share a link in the comments to email us any time!
Christian parents’ guide to minimalism - Deaconess Rosie Adle, The Lutheran Witness
Replacing “Learning Styles” with “Attention Types” - Doug Lemov, Teach Like a Champion
Why Music Education is Important - Mrs. Marie Greenway, CPH Music Blog
I Won’t Buy My Teenagers Smart Phones - Sarah P. Weeldryer, The Atlantic
How to reduce digital distractions: Advice from medieval monks - Jamie Kriener, Aeon
Home schooling… - Pastor Peters, Pastoral Meanderings
Dante on Gifts - Louis Markos, The Imaginative Conservative
Learning to See Beyond Our Screens - A. Trevor Sutton, Outreach Magazine
Click Fix - Marc Barnes, First Things
Sermon: Michaelmas 2019 - Rev. Larry Beane, Father Hollywood
Additional Reading on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels