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Welcome to The First Chapter by Silvia Davis, Head of Lower School, a blog featuring stories about our youngest students.  

Storms Make Trees Take Deeper Roots
Silvia Davis

Quotes and verses help us find words when we don’t have them ourselves.  Rumor has it country singer Dolly Parton is quoted as saying, “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” Though, recently I found another reference that it was the poet George Herbert who deserves the original credit saying, “Storms make oaks take deeper root.”

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The Importance of Inquiry
Silvia Davis

At times, we find that it is helpful to see things not only through mirrors but as well through windows. Another voice, or in this case other voices, can bring light to the nuances of a topic that one may have never considered themselves. With that, I turn this month’s blog over to the fifth grade teachers, Liz Schultz and Tim Head, and their students. 

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On Belonging
Silvia Davis

The summer provides the opportunity for more reading. The author Jeanette Walls aptly phrases it in her memoir, The Glass Castle, “One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” 

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