We are looking forward to Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Friday, May 1st, 12pm-3:15. Our schedule for the afternoon includes a joint lunch with students, a brief assembly, and activities in the classroom.
Please encourage our guests to RSVP here before April 24th.
In the week prior to the event, we will send an e-mail reminder with the itinerary, directions, and parking information.
Questions? Contact Peggy Lofgren
2nd Grade Play
Wednesday, May 6th – 5:30pm
2nd Grade Field Trip
Monday, May 11th- Wednesday, May 13th
Email Leigh Podlesny with your child’s food intolerances and/or dietary restrictions. Meals will be lovingly prepared for your child by the chaperones. To cover the cost of meals, Leigh is collecting $30.00 for each person attending. Please reference previous email for packing list.
Third Grade Curriculum: Meeting the 9 Year Old
On Thursday as the children helped spread mulch at Arrigo park, I watched them dig, rake, and carry wheel barrows. With smiles on their faces, they worked really hard. It is rewarding to be in service and to be part of something important. Children are the happiest when their hands are engaged in meaningful work. Lately, as I listen to NPR or read the Sunday newspaper, I often hear/see the term project based learning described as a new teaching method to reach children. I hope to see this trend continue into mainstream education. Waldorf schools have been practicing it for almost 100 years. It is especially evident in the third grade curriculum. Our 2nd graders are really looking forward to the projects in third grade. I am constantly answering the question: When do we get to do that?
- shelter building
- fiber work: cleaning, carding, dyeing, drop spindle
- cooking & baking
Why Farming and Shelter Building?
Why Hebrew Stories?
Gardening at the Convent Next Door
During the summer, I plan to read Peter Selg’s “I am Different from You”. It is a short book with only three chapters. As we get closer to summer break, I will send out a schedule for the book study. In addition to this book, some of you maybe interested in reading Little Girls can be Mean. It discusses ways to address the social issues that arise between young girls.