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Clapham Blog

Summer 2020 Reading Suggestions

It is that time of the year again: cold snow turns into humid days, dark mornings turn into long, bright days, and strenuous school hours turn into carefree leisure time. Every year the Clapham community put their heads together and come up with...

11 Tips to Raise A Child Who Loves to Read

A guiding question that we have asked ourselves a million times throughout the child-rearing years is: What does it Matter in Eternity?   The answer to this question has guided us in making choices that shaped our family's lives not only for the...

Summer 2019 Reading Suggestions

 

It is summer. The sun is hot, the air is warm and the shade is where you'll find my children... reading! After a long and difficult year of learning and focusing and testing and math, my kids just want to kick back with a good book and a tall...

The Inspiration of the Muses

From time immemorial artists and musicians, poets and playwrights have claimed that their artistic productions came not from themselves or their genius, but from some power or divinity outside and beyond them. They were inspired and became the...

Why Shakespeare?

By Hannah Bramsen

Upper School Humanities, Class 8 Homeroom, and Middle School Shakespeare Director

 

As spring slowly approaches, and students begin to feel the February blues, there is one thing that has faithfully brightened up the middle...

Theseus and the Minotaur

One aspect of a Clapham education that sets our school apart from many is our focus on narration. Why have students narrate? One cannot narrate well, unless one has listened and digested the information given. Narration requires the habit of...

Cursive Handwriting

by Zach Ward, Middle/Upper School Science and Art Teacher

 

My relationship with cursive handwriting is one that is probably not uncommon to many, up to a point. It began when, in the upper half of primary school, I had to begin practicing my...

Great Literature in Film

by Heather Hagenberg, Director of Administration and Admissions

 

Around this time last year my husband and I learned that Hollywood would be ending 2012 with the release of, “Anna Karinena,” “The Hobbit,” “Les Misérables,” and “The Great Gatsby”...