BookEnds is a book club for Upper Elementary students and a parent.
The club meets 6 times each year on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 PM.
Book focus: Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
Leader: Kate Garzon, UE Teacher
On Friday, November 16, 2018, the LE students will visit Churchville Nature Center to learn about the life of the Lenape people through a hands-on, living history program. Students will explore a Lenape village and learn about family life, cooking, gardening, hunting and other basic skills. Students will also deepen their appreciation of the natural world by exploring nature trails. On this day, students will travel to the nature center in Churchville, PA. They will depart from school at 9:00 AM and return to school at 2:30 PM. Students should bring a disposable lunch to eat at the nature center. What to bring/wear: - Bring disposable lunch - Wear weather-appropriate clothing - Wear comfortable walking shoes (No flip flops) - Bring water bottle Permission Due:Friday, November 9, 2018.
Did you miss the most recent Common Ground Speaker?
A Summary of the talk by Michelle Morrison
The Art of Community
On October 30th, Charles Vogl, author of ‘The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging’, spoke at the Hun School to an audience of parents, heads of school, and faculty on the topic of belonging. Mr. Vogl stated that we are living in one of the loneliest times as humans, particularly among adolescents and young adults. He shared a ritual he started while a student at Yale that brought people together to get to know each other and build community as well as his work researching how ancient to modern cultures develop community. From that research, he wrote his book on belonging. Mr. Vogl led the audience through activities that built connections between strangers in the room and took the audience through the seven principles of belonging, which revolve around having: Boundary, Initiation, Ritual, Temple, Stories, Symbols, and Inner Ring.
Mr. Vogl ended his talk with a call to action to each of us to do the work of building stronger connections in our families and communities and for schools to examine how they do and do not meet the seven principles. The Parent Association officers, faculty, and staff of Princeton Montessori School will work to do this examination and brainstorming in hopes we can take Mr. Vogl’s good message to heart and go even further in ensuring everyone who is a part of this community feels seen, heard, welcome, and nurtured by community.
If you care to learn more, check out his book:
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.