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Posted by on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Ms. Viele leading a daily reading discussion. Students hold up one finger up to add to a peer’s statement and two fingers to change the subject.
Ms. Viele leading a daily reading discussion. Students hold up one finger up to add to a peer’s statement and two fingers to change the subject.
How do you teach third graders to think across texts or to use literature to engage each other in the classroom? Harlem Academy’s third grade teacher Alexis Viele uses a method called shared inquiry to hone these skills and habits. During 30 minute reading discussions each morning, students sit together in small groups. Read more...
Posted by on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bich, Thomas, Toporek
Harlem Academy is pleased to welcome Bruno Bich, Hillary Thomas, and Michael Toporek to the school's board of trustees. 
Bruno Bich, Hillary Thomas, and Michael Toporek
Bruno Bich is chairman of the board of the BIC Group. He began his career in corporate finance and investment banking before joining BIC, where he was instrumental in building the company’s U.S. franchise, which now represents more than 50% of the group’s sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Read more...
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Posted by on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Grade-four students smile for the camera after their Greek myth performances.
Practicing public speaking and presentation skills while sharing what has been learned
Grade-four students smile for the camera after their Greek myth performances.
Greek gods and goddesses fill the room. Zeus has tired of ambrosia and nectar, so he is holding a bake-off to find something he likes better. But we are not at Mount Olympus. We are in Harlem Academy’s common room for the grade-four Celebration of Learning. The students studied Greek mythology, wrote Read more...
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  Dear Families,   First off, I appreciate the way everyone is continuing to practice good flu prevention measures and listening to facts over responding to fear related to the novel coronavirus.   We are teaching a couple of habits on which we could use your help with reminders and emphasis at home:   Greetings: Instead of handshakes and hugs, we are greeting each other with a kind word, eye contact, and maybe an elbow touch (but no contact more than that). Hand washing: We have Read more...
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  Dear HA Families,   First off, thanks to all of you, as well as to all of our students and teachers, for ongoing partnership as we work through the challenges and uncertainties related to the novel coronavirus.   Everyone is doing a great job of staying vigilant in our prevention habits, responding to facts instead of fears, and attending to the children's academic and holistic needs.   We have no plans to close the school at this time but want to be prepared for our students’ learning Read more...
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  Dear Families,   What an unusual weekend. My church was about half-filled on Sunday. Folks were definitely trying their best to live a facts-over-fear lifestyle, but it's not easy. Of course, we were doing all the head things: washing hands w/ soap for 20 seconds, staying home if sick, not touching face (which is very hard), avoiding dense crowds as able, and more washing hands with soap for 20 seconds!   However, it's the heart things that seem tougher. The church service just didn't Read more...
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Harlem Academy's guiding principles are a written articulation of the values that have helped the school to achieve its strong results to date and will help us to become even stronger going forward. These principles are posted throughout the school and infused into every aspect of our work. Model: We live the school pillars and creed knowing that we create a powerful lever for change when we model the habits we seek to develop in our students and commit to working with common purpose toward Read more...
  Dear Families,   Given the continued evolution of the novel coronavirus and the need to plan for a variety of potential responses in the future, Harlem Academy will be closed for students tomorrow (Friday, March 13). Please note - this decision is not based on any information specific to the HA community but based on facts from around the city and more broadly. On a side note and unfortunately, this also means that our planned skating party (so kindly set up by Ms. Aponte, fifth grade Read more...
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  Dear HA Families,   I hope you are finding some measure of sanity and joy as we navigate these extraordinary days. Before writing, I wanted to have some time to review plans with the admin team and also had to mix my work time with helping lead the first day of "home school" for my own kids here in Washington Heights, so my apologies that it took a bit longer than expected to send this message. Nevertheless, I think we are in as good a place as possible given the circumstances.   First Read more...
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