Author Archives: Kathleen McNamara Head's Up!

About Kathleen McNamara Head's Up!

an educator in Independent Schools for over 28 years

What PreK means to your Pre-Teen!

Compelling research is growing about the importance of  Pre-kindergarten in the lives of our students!

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Adam Grant on teaching children about disagreement…

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Helping Children Understand the World Around Them…

This latest round of news that is difficult to process around the wildfires very close to our community creates another opportunity for adults to explain the world to children and give them a sense of safety and reduce their anxiety. … Continue reading

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The importance of free play for executive function in our youngest learners…

At Seven Hills, we are preserving the importance of early childhood education. Our Reggio Inspired program is an amazing opportunity for children to develop so many skills they need for their elementary years and beyond. These two links underscore some … Continue reading

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Bedtime stories about race for young children

This is a book a have read the last two years to our youngest students at Seven Hills, Thanks for this link, Mrs. Miller, about what books parents can read to children at bedtime about race! Bedtime stories about race

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Top Ten Skills for Middle School Students!

Top 10 Skills for Middle School Students! This is a great list, very thorough, and completely accurate for middle schoolers!  

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And our new year begins…

Our faculty and staff began last week with the solar eclipse; the students arrived this week and, we are off! Here’s to a great 2017-18 school year! Here’s to a great 2017-18!

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