Friday, May 28, 2010

SpiderSmart Celebrates our NEW CENTER!!!!!

A big shout-out to Esther, Jeannie, and our beautiful new center in Tysons Corner!!!!! Congratulations, everyone!!!!!

Favorite Quotes from the week:

1) from one of our proud pre-K students graduating to Kindergarten: "I'm so excited I can't even CONCENTRATE!" There are no words to convey the sheer enthusiasm of this particular student. He's so full of joy and insatiable curiosity!

2) from one of our high school students, lamenting his end-of-year workload: "I'm always the most tired when I have the most work." Isn't that the truth??

Friday, May 21, 2010

Our Beloved Ms. Sufiya

"You know, J. has trouble doing his homework for anyone else. I always have to remind him. But for Ms. Sufiya, I don't even have to ask! When I go to look and see if he's ready for his Reading & Writing session every week, he's already done. He LOVES to work for her. He's always so excited to come see her and have his lesson every Thursday."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We're enrolling more young creative writers than ever before!

Poets and fiction writers alike. It's so exciting to see young authors in the making...One of our first graders is just discovering Dr. Seuss for the first time!

Here's a great site for all of you young poets out there:

Monday, May 10, 2010

From another excited parent this weekend:

"Please convey to Ms. Sufiya how much J. loved her session on Saturday. She has been on cloud 9 ever since!"

J. has joined SpiderSmart to hone her creative writing and storytelling skills. At the very young age of 5 1/2, she's already a prolific writer and comes to us to workshop her poems and stories!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Parent Quote of The Week:

"My son used to hate reading and writing--always complaining about it. Now he loves coming here to share his work with your teachers. He just told me today that he wants to read more poetry!"