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.
Middle School students visited The Watershed Institute
Middle School Connects as a Team
Middle School Community Building
Maria Montessori called on all Secondary teachers to take students out into the world
and to begin their year by building community.
Middle School students visited The Watershed Institute in Pennington, providing the students the opportunity to get to know each other and to start the year off with some biology study. Students were presented with a problem (“Would you release a bluegill sunfish in this stream?”) and they decided what they needed to know about the fish and about the stream. Then, students conducted tests to determine the health of the stream and also found biotic factors in the area in order to the answer to the question (they were divided as a result of their collected data). Students enjoyed a pizza dinner upon their return to school.
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.