News

“Sawa Bona” in the Yellow Room

by Guest Blogger, Lisa Solar Have you ever breezed past an acquaintance or colleague, offered a snap smile and a quick “Hi, How are you?” without listening for the answer?  Probably.  Most of us have.  It’s common habit in American and many other cultures to offer...

Individual Differences, Part V: Birth Order

this post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. Each year, our school community is made up a little differently and our classrooms take on a collective “personality”.  In getting to know each class as a group, among other things, we gather...

Individual Differences, Part IV: English Language Learners

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. Over 20 different home languages are spoken in the homes of SLC families.  Over the last several years, SLC has seen a dramatic increase in children who are bilingual, trilingual or are being exposed...

Individual Differences, Part III: All Corners of Our Community

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. At SLC, 87% of our school population is made up of Evanston residents, while 13% live in Skokie, Wilmette, Chicago and Glencoe.  We would not consider ourselves a neighborhood school in that our...

Individual Differences, Part II: Gender

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. As a school community, SLC is split between 96 boys and 87 girls.  Most preschools in Evanston are reporting this year as a “boy heavy” year, so a margin of 9 is quite balanced!   During the preschool...