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.
Mr. Mitnick recently returned from an incredible trip to China! He was visiting a school in Beijing that is run by the mother of Hung Yu, a student who spent a month in the Upper Elementary program last January. Hung Yu’s mother runs a music school and sponsors a family music festival in Beijing. Mr. Mitnick went to work with their students and teachers for a week.
He shared some thoughts, and pictures, of his adventure:
“I spent three days at a resort by the beach running workshops and preparing students for a big final show and then I spent some time in Beijing working at the school. Fortunately, I had a few days to myself so I got to climb the Great Wall of China and visit the Forbidden City and The Temple Of Heaven. I also took a Yoga class in Chinese, ate tons of AMAZING food, walked for miles and simply enjoyed being completely emerged in a new culture. The children I worked with were wonderful as children always are… kids are kids! That is for sure. And music cuts across all boundaries which was especially evident for me the entire week.”
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.