August 24, 2015
As our summer nears an end, Miss Leithart shares another reflection in our series on leisure. In her summer studies at St. John's, Miss Leithart spent a great deal of time diving into a great variety of ancient Greek literature, and she uses that as the basis for her reflection on leisure this week....Read More
August 17, 2015
For this week's continuation of our summer series on leisure, ILS first grade teacher, Mrs. Gorr, shares the beauty of summer leisure with her daughter. From time spent reading together, to exploring the wonder of creation in nature, she reflects how leisure is often found in these beautiful and simple activities....Read More
June 3, 2015
The school year is coming to a close, and tonight we will honor our graduating 8th grade students during our Graduation Vespers Service. As we count down to the end of the year, our teachers and students share some of their reflections from the year: favorite memories, how they've grown, and what they are grateful for. Today, our 7th and 8th graders share their look back at the year. You can find reflections from our 4th, 5th & 6th graders in our previous posts....Read More
June 2, 2015
Our 2014-2015 school year is quickly coming to an end, but our teachers and students took a moment to share some of their reflections from the year. We hope you'll enjoy reading about their favorite memories, how they've grown, and what they are grateful for. Today, we hear from our 5th and 6th graders. You can read more from our 4th graders on yesterday's blog.
June 1, 2015
As we finish the final week of the 2014-2015 school year, our teachers and students share some of their reflections from the year: favorite memories, how they've grown, and what they are grateful for. Enjoy this look back at the year through the eyes of our students and teachers. We start the week with reflections from our 4th grade....Read More
May 20, 2015
Parents, are you beginning to think about the summer? At school, the faculty are hearing about all the exciting plans ahead: vacations, trips to the beach, and a seemingly endless list of summer camps. How fun!
Why not include a purposeful time of schole each day? This is something the whole family can take part in, as a way to supplement already current reading lists and continue the cultivation of the mind, heart, and soul.
May 11, 2015
Our Upper School students and teachers had a busy and fun week last week with class trips. Check out our Facebook page for more photos from those trips. As we gear up for the final few weeks of the school year, the Upper School teachers share their reflections on some recent lessons....Read More
April 13, 2015
Classical education understands all knowledge as unified and integrated. It nurtures and instructs the whole person insofar as you deal with not just technical but moral issues. In fourth grade, students learn to perceive this integrated unity even while practicing the technical aspects of writing....Read More
March 27, 2015
Do you ever wonder what our ILS alumni are up to now? Where are they in school? How do they feel ILS prepared them for high school and beyond? We're starting a new series of Alumni Profiles, where we'll be sharing some insights from some of our more recent graduates and how they are doing now. We're pleased to start this series with Kylee Honig, ILS Class of 2011. Kylee is now a senior at T.C. Williams in Alexandria, preparing to head to college, most likely at Christopher Newport University, in the fall. She is active on the school yearbook, as well as in the Key Club and Psychology Club. Many in our ILS community still know Kylee as she is the daughter of our Jr. Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Laurie Honig, she also keeps busy serving many of our families by babysitting....Read More
February 23, 2015
Curriculum Corners provide a deeper look at aspects of our classical curriculum at Immanuel. This week, our Upper School Lead Teacher, Mrs. Hull, shares her joy in teaching literature to our upper school classes as she explains how quality literature changes us. ...Read More
February 2, 2015
Our Curriculum Corner provides a weekly glimpse into our classrooms at Immanuel. Faculty share, in their own words, aspects of our unique classical Christian curriculum and how that is put into action in their classrooms. This week, our Kindergarten Teacher, Miss Fleming, shares why we teach poetry to our Kindergarten students....Read More
January 28, 2015
A favorite tradition at ILS during National Lutheran Schools Week is Drop Everything and Read Day. Students and teachers alike enjoy the opportunity for spontaneous reading breaks throughout the day. Whether a favorite book from home, or a new selection from the classroom library (or even finishing The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for Thursday's PTL Book Discussion), lots of great reading is happening around campus all day!...Read More
January 26, 2015
The national theme for this year's National Lutheran Schools Week is Standing in Christ, Serving Others: Mercy Forever. This annual community building celebration allows us an opportunity to give thanks that we are able to hear and proclaim the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ, day after day, at ILS. We are grateful for the mercy Christ first showed us by His atoning sacrifice on the cross for all of mankind. In response to His great love, we respond to one another with mercy....Read More
January 22, 2015
This week, Immanuel's Called first grade teacher, Mrs. Gorr, answers our "Six Questions." Mrs. Gorr graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Spanish, and earned her Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from American University. She also received her Education Specialist Degree in Reading Education from the University of Virginia. Mrs. Gorr especially enjoys teaching reading, and helping students learn about God’s love for them....Read More
January 19, 2015
This week, Mrs. Honig, Immanuel's Jr. Kindergarten teacher, takes over the "Curriculum Corner" to offer some insights into the classical curriculum for our youngest students. From exploring beauty and truth through beautiful art work, to learning how to draw, Mrs. Honig demonstrates how art and drawing is incorporated across subjects in the Jr. Kindergarten classroom....Read More
January 16, 2015
Last week, our Upper School students shared their reflections on the learning process. Our teachers are students, too! They were recently asked to share some of the things that they have been inspired to learn about in recent weeks. Enjoy their responses!...Read More
January 13, 2015
Does the imagination matter?
In education, parents and teachers desire confirmation that the education they are giving to their children is a quality one. Data is often what parents and school turn toward: what are the test results? What is the acceptance rate? What high schools and colleges are students matriculating into? These points of data are good and helpful, certainly informative. A teacher would be a poor teacher if they did not care about ensuring academic progress and growth in their students, and lack of excellence would generally be clear in the data....Read More
January 9, 2015
What do students make of the learning process? It was fascinating to ask the Upper School students to reflect on their own education. Read today's blog post for some of their thoughts on what they are learning.