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  • DePaul Book Club: Horses
    Posted on December 13, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    Horses, by Gail Gibbons is a fact-filled book about almost everything you would want to know about horses.  Through text and clear illustrations, you and your child can read about horse breeds, anatomy, sizes, history, terminology and much, much more!…read more >>

    Pittsburgh Zoo visit
    Posted on November 28, 2016 by Sara Baines-Miller

    Miss Lauren from the Pittsburgh Zoo visited DePaul School with tons of cool animal facts and a few real live animals too! Miss Lauren had all kinds of interesting facts about sloths up her sleeve. Did you know that sloths…read more >>

    Hope the Therapy Dog
    Posted on November 28, 2016 by Sara Baines-Miller

    Our friends from the South Hills Pet Rescue and Resort stopped by DePaul School to teach our preschoolers some very important information about dogs! If you see a dog and want to pet it, make sure to ask the owner…read more >>

    Self Advocacy Field Trip
    Posted on November 28, 2016 by Sara Baines-Miller

    The 3-8th grade students went on a field trip at the end of the 2015-16 school year to practice some of the skills they learned in their self-advocacy classes. First they learned how to use the CaptiView closed caption viewing system…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: Bee Bim Bop
    Posted on November 22, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    This story is told from a child’s point of view and uses lots of rhyme and repetition. Bee-bim bop is a popular (and delicious) Korean dish. Bop is the Korean word for “rice” and bee-bim means “mixed-up. So, bee-bim bop…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: Good Night Yoga
    Posted on October 27, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    Good Night Yoga is a pose by pose bedtime story that is a delight to read with your child. It teaches simple, kid-friendly yoga moves to help your child release extra energy before bedtime. As you read about how nature…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: The Little Scarecrow Boy
    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown is a fun read aloud full of lots of rhyme and repetition.  It provides opportunities for talking about not giving up and working hard to do your best.  A young scarecrow boy wants…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: Bugs for Lunch
    Posted on September 14, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    The children are back in school which also means lunch packing time!   This is a great time to talk about eating a healthy lunch so we can better learn and have fun at school.  Ask your child if they would…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: Quick as a Cricket
    Posted on July 27, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    One of my all-time favorites is Quick as a Cricket, written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood.  The illustrations are beautiful and show the many different characteristics of a happy little boy.  He’s as “loud as a lion” and…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: Jerry Pallotta
    Posted on June 17, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    When you and your child find a favorite book, don’t forget to look for other books by the same author.  This is a great way to find other books you may enjoy and to start a fun discussion about the…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: Sam and the Firefly
    Posted on June 17, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    It’s that time of year for playing outside, staying up late and catching fireflies (or lightning bugs as we call them in Western PA).  There is nothing more enchanting than seeing those little flashes of light!  Sam and the Firefly,…read more >>

    DePaul Book Club: Whose Egg?
    Posted on May 25, 2016 by Rachel Mende

    Lift-the-flap books are clever ways to engage your child in reading.  The suspense of waiting to see what is under the flap can keep even the most reluctant readers on the edge of their seats!  This style ranges from books…read more >>