One Story Week

Lower School’s annual One Story Week is a celebration of an author and their work. This year, we welcomed award-winning author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, who gave an engaging presentation to students and shared her journey from being a teacher to becoming a children’s book author. Her book, Your Name is a Song, was the featured story, and students also read several of her books with Lower School librarian Heather Tannenbaum, including Abdul’s Story and Mommy’s Khimar. Throughout the week, students spent afternoons in mixed-aged groups collaborating on writing, music, and art activities, and ended with group reflection and sharing. Students love One-Story Week, and the opportunity for working with students in other grades and in enjoying special activities. You can see the entire gallery of photos from this special week here.