Fairy Tales: Frightful Fiction or Wise Words?

By Lindsay Carson, Pre-K Teacher If you were to do a Google search for articles on fairy tales and the modern child, many would argue that these stories are too scary for our little ones. The sentiment is understandable: remember the wolf eating grandmother and then a little girl? Or a giant threatening to grind human bones to make bread, and even a witch who wants to kill four siblings to retain her power? As scary as these stories might seem, I want to invite you to consider this quote from G.K. Chesterton: “Fairy tales… are not responsible for producing …

This Classical Teacher’s Secret Identity

By Alyssa Marshall Who taught you that music can be beautiful? I cannot remember learning that. No one taught me to listen to music or to let it take me to other places in my mind and heart. If music played, I was drawn to listen. When I was six years old and my mother put Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite on the stereo, no one prompted me to dance around the house dramatically. No one explained the musical dynamics to me; no one had to tell me, “This part sounds sad, and this part is more joyful.” As I danced, I …

Children Will Be Children

By Cathy Windham | Photo Credit: Playground Trinity Play Park 1900, Dallas Public Library Children will be Children There is a spot on a tile on the floor in my classroom that reminds me of a former student. This particular spot is scuffed and scraped and discolored from where the glaze has been permanently rubbed off the floor. The floor has been buffed and cleaned, and yet the spot remains. This former student who made the spot was a favorite! Curious, easily excited, always smiling, always talking, and always, always moving. He blessed me daily and brought me much joy! And …

What Does The Gospel Have To Do With Education?

Read below for the full transcript of our Fall 2018 Convocation, delivered by Dr. Bradley G. Green on August 27, 2018. — We are gathered here this evening for a few minutes to “call us together” and formally—as a community—launch the 2018-2019 Augustine School year. There are a number of educational options in Jackson. You and I have chosen Augustine School. We have chosen to be a part of a school which strives to be distinctly Christian and Classical. I want to say just a few things about our Christian commitment. Our Latin motto is “nullus intellectus sine cruce”. In English …