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Posts from 2015
Teacher Feature Meet 2 New Members Of Our SSDS Team

December 8, 2015

After my return from several weeks of international travel, my three-year-old son, who is in Beth Clawson’s class, told me, “Mummy, I love you…and I love Ms. Beth.” In my child’s mind, SSDS has become a part of the extended...
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Past Director Richelle Meer on Modeling Values in Our Community

December 1, 2015

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.”— Mahatma Gandhi Each year, SSDS grows and matures as a...
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Our Nature-Based Playground Inspires Kids and Adults

November 24, 2015

One of the most unique and busy spaces of Silver Spring Day School is its playground. Whether it’s visiting with parents after school, running around with children during a co-op shift, or hanging around the fence to spy on the...
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Field Trips Help Us Welcome Fall With New and Old Friends

November 14, 2015

The fall season is always a favorite in our house: the fresh, cool air, the colorful leaves; and, of course, the pumpkins! Since our twins were two years old, we’ve ventured out to local farms for pumpkin picking and races...
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SSDadSpot: At-Home-Dads Build a Special Bond

November 1, 2015

"Really, there is a national dads’ convention? What do you guys do? That’s great!” Initial surprise, curiosity, then positive feedback, is the response when I tell someone, often a mom at school or in a park, where I was the...
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SSDadSpot: A Dad’s Take on Preschool Community

October 24, 2015

I come before you a changed man. To be honest, I was unconvinced by the message I heard two years ago when Adelaide rolled into the 2s, the gushes praising the invaluable parent community at SSDS and foretelling that I...
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The Confident Drop Off

October 15, 2015

The transition from summer to school can be difficult for many children (and parents!), and now that October has begun it’s natural to think that everyone will have adjusted to the new schedule.
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Introducing Spotlight: The New SSDS Community Blog

October 5, 2015

As parents at Silver Spring Day School, we don’t just stand outside the door to our child’s education: we walk right in. We wash the cups, wipe the tables, sit to read a book with three kids in our lap;...
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