Tag Archives: Reading

Spelling Bee Tips and C-O-N-G-R-A-T-S to Fairmont Spelling Champ

Last week, Fairmont Private Schools – Historic Anaheim Campus student Winston Z. (7th grade) won the Orange County Spelling Bee! Winston competed against 46 other top-notch spellers from the county. Spellers ranged from 6th to 8th grade. After 10 rounds of high-stakes spelling, the competition came down to Winston and Audrey L. from St. John’s Episcopal […]

Accelerated Reader Helps Students Thrive

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Thanksgiving Must-Reads for Families

The holiday season has arrived! Share the spirit and history of Thanksgiving with your child with these great children’s books! Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage, Peter Arenstam Readers will learn about the realities of the Mayflower’s long voyage to America with primary sources detailing what the voyageurs wore, what they ate, the […]

Six Classic Children’s Mystery Series

Fall is a great time to start a new mystery series! Check out these titles at your local library! Nancy Drew, Carolyn Keene A mild-mannered teenager, Nancy Drew stumbles into mystery upon mystery and solves crimes with wit, gumption, and help from her trusty friends, George and Bess. Follow Nancy as she recovers stolen objects, finds […]

Fairmont Wins ‘Best Private School’ for Second Consecutive Year

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10 Twitter Accounts for Young Adults

Today’s world has put immense value on connectivity and instant knowledge. Studies show that most Americans turn to social media for their source of news and information. If your student has begun to engage in social media, suggest some educational, yet fun, Twitter accounts for your junior high student to follow: New Scientist Dedicated to […]

Get Hooked on a Summer Book Series

Summer is a great time for kids and adults to do some fun reading. With long afternoons, travel lulls, and relaxing vacation days, get your elementary student hooked on a great book series! From listening to audiobooks during road trips to flipping through paperbacks on the beach, reading sparks the imaginative areas of the brain […]