10 Ways for Parents to Foster a Love of Reading in Children

The CMDS 1st Grade teachers – Lauren Blythe, Leslie Morgan and Catherine Bunker – have compiled a list of 10 ways to instill a love of reading in your child. 1. Read books that you loved as a child to your children. Seeing you excited about a book will automatically make your child excited about [...]

10 Ways for Parents to Foster a Love of Reading in Children2017-10-17T14:12:44+00:00

Tape Art Takes Over CMDS

CMDS students recently enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed artists, The Tape Art Crew. The Rhode Island-based artist collective transformed several Memphis sites ­– including the hallway at CMDS – with tape art murals. Tape Art founder Michael Townsend and creative director Leah Smith were on campus to assist and guide our [...]

Tape Art Takes Over CMDS2017-09-25T16:29:14+00:00

How ­To ­– and Why You Should – Frame Your Child’s Artwork

by Meghean Warner Last Easter, I remember coming home from church and feeling somewhat defeated. Rather than focusing on the hope of the cross, I came home focused on my frustrations as a parent. CMDS Grade School Art Teacher Meghean Warner My husband and I spent most of the service wrestling with our [...]

How ­To ­– and Why You Should – Frame Your Child’s Artwork2018-11-16T19:49:13+00:00

Hattie Mae and Harrison Recap CMDS St. Louis Trip

CMDS 6th Graders Hattie Mae and Harrison are our student bloggers for the 2017-18 school year. Here they give a recap of the CMDS St. Louis trip our 6th graders take each year.  Day 1 – CMDS St. Louis Our first day in St. Louis was just as cool as the others, but still very [...]

Hattie Mae and Harrison Recap CMDS St. Louis Trip2017-09-25T16:26:28+00:00

Carol Deaver on the ‘Legacy’ of CMDS

Throughout Christ Methodist Day School's 60 years, countless connections have been made between families, teachers, students, parents, alumni and staff members. In honor of the school's 60th birthday this year, we asked CMDS’ longest-tenured teacher, Carol Deaver, to share some of her CMDS “small-world” moments from this school year: Kate Walker joined the CMDS faculty [...]

Carol Deaver on the ‘Legacy’ of CMDS2018-11-16T19:50:21+00:00

Five Ways to Foster Independence in Kindergarten

by Elizabeth Cameron CMDS SK Teacher Elizabeth Cameron Uniforms, all day school, learning to read and write sentences: Kindergarten is a big year! Your child grows taller, stronger and their brain soaks up everything it possibly can. The move to Kindergarten also means greater independence from parents and caregivers, and more responsibility for [...]

Five Ways to Foster Independence in Kindergarten2018-11-16T19:55:10+00:00

Dr. Williams: Helping Your Kids Stand for What Is Right

Dr. Bryan Williams We live in a time when the line between right and wrong has become harder to understand and make clear to our children. As we move more toward a culture with no absolutes, how do we teach our children to stand for what is right? This recent post from Tony [...]

Dr. Williams: Helping Your Kids Stand for What Is Right2017-09-25T16:36:15+00:00

Why Choose 901? Nine Reasons Hattie Mae and Harrison Love Memphis!

CMDS 6th Graders Hattie Mae and Harrison are our student bloggers for the 2017-18 school year. Here, on this 901 Day in Memphis, they give you NINE reasons why they love their city. 1. Rendezvous The Rendezvous has great food selections, and it is a great place to spend quality time with your family while [...]

Why Choose 901? Nine Reasons Hattie Mae and Harrison Love Memphis!2017-09-25T16:37:16+00:00