Kate Waller Barrett

Heritage Assembly. We are Barrett!

Scenes from our United Nations Heritage Assembly.     More pictures can be viewed in this album.

Reminder: Complete the Annual Online Verification Process by Oct. 31

  The deadline for all families to complete the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP) is Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. AOVP is the new process for families to review and update the existing information we have in our system for each student. AOVP replaces the First Day Packet families used to receive at the beginning of the school […]

Are you ready for Action and Adventure?

Take a look at the National Geographic Kids site we just added to our Summer Learning Resource page. It has some great games. We’ve been playing Bug Bash a good observation game. Read the instructions to know how to use golden spiders and dragon flies to help you get a high score. If you like […]

Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl

Good Morning! We’re posting this on the weekend because the name is so appropriate. We’ve added the Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl to our Summer Learning resource page. It’s a weekly music show that the whole family can enjoy. We’ve listened to a couple of shows and want to assure parents that this is not music […]

4 New Resources Added to Our Summer Learning

  Today we’ve added four great resources from PBS LearningMedia to our Summer Learning resource page. Each of the following pages have hours and hours of things to do and while they do include videos, there are so many more that suggest things to do offline. Summer Learning includes Travel & Culture, Arts and Craft ideas, […]

Liar, Liar!

  Can you tell when a person is lying? Did they get their facts wrong? Do you just feel like they’re not who they say they are? Two people claim to be experts in their field. They have to answer questions from a real-life kid. At the end, the truth is revealed. We’re adding this […]

Summer Learning with Semantris

Semantris is word association game that can be played two ways. There is a timed version where speed is helpful and there is a block version where strategy is the key. We have added it to our Summer Learning Resources. We tried Semantris out with small groups of 3-5 grade students at the end of […]

Summer Learning – Celebrate Special Days with Books

  As we head into the 4th of July, let’s take a moment to remember the summer months have other holidays. We’re looking forward to the following observances throughout July and August: Tuesday, June 9: Cow Appreciation Day Thursday, July 11: World Population Day Sunday, July 14: Shark Awareness Day Saturday, August 3: National Twin […]

Throwback Thursday @KWBBookBlast First Tweet #TBT

Jump in the way back machine and check out the first tweet from Barrett Book Blast team in 2015. See you at the Barrett Book Blast on Fridays at the Gates of Ballston 3:00-4:00PM.   Follow us on Twitter! #KWBpride #barrettbookblast #APSReads #SummerLearning pic.twitter.com/1g4zc0tXpf — Barrett Book Blast (@kwbbookblast) July 2, 2015

Summer Learning – Be A Space Ranger or a River Ranger

Reading Rockets is a fantastic site to help parents develop strong readers. This summer they have some resources for Do IT Yourself camps that parents can do with their children integrating science and reading with hands-on activities. Space Rangers! A book-based science adventure River Rangers! A book-based science adventure We’ve added links to these two […]