Category Archives: McGuffey

The Breakfast Club

The Upper Unit was treated to breakfast for lunch this week thanks to the work of our Grade 4 class. During our Democratic Meeting, this group of students created a proposal to have breakfast for lunch once a month which … Continue reading

Posted in community, cooking, McGuffey, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Sets and Costumes for “Singin’ in the Rain”

As the pictures above show, sets and costumes for “Singin’ in the Rain” are coming along well. Last week, there was an open work session at the Duvalls’ house where students and parents could get creative and paint sets. We … Continue reading

Posted in drama, McGuffey, music

Our Amazing Interns

We have been fortunate to have the help of two wonderful interns over the course of this semester at McGuffey. Alyssa Cook has been working in our Primary classroom, and Sarah Burke has been working in our Lower Elementary classroom. … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Primary

The Read-a-Thon Rolls On!

The Read-a-Thon enters its second week today! Our students have been focusing on reading at school and home. Several of our students are challenging themselves to read 24 hours on their own! This is our academic fundraiser so we’d like … Continue reading

Posted in fundraising, guest speakers, language arts, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, partners, Primary, Upper Elementary

Read-a-Thon 2017 Begins

Our gnome-friend Reade visited all of our classrooms yesterday to kick off our annual Read-a-Thon fundraiser. The Read-a-Thon is a fundraiser for our school library and summer reading books. It works through sponsors; this year, sponsors will give money based on how … Continue reading

Posted in fundraising, language arts, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, partners

Staging and Choreography in Music

For one wonderful week, our students were able to stage scenes of “Singin’ in the Rain” outdoors in glorious, warm March weather. But, as Ohio winter showed up again this week, we retreated inside for rehearsals in the Main Building. Some cast members … Continue reading

Posted in drama, McGuffey, music

March Madness at McGuffey!

As the annual NCAA basketball tournament draws near, our McGuffey students took to the hardcourt. Over the next few weeks all classes will work on basketball fundamentals such as passing, dribbling, and shooting. After we have worked on these basic … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, physical education, Upper Elementary

Scheduling Musical Rehearsals

This year’s musical will afford many opportunities for student-driven organizational work, from backstage jobs to note-taking during rehearsals. For example, this year’s Upper Unit students are more involved in scheduling. They are leading the charge with deciding which songs need more rehearsal time before … Continue reading

Posted in McGuffey, music

Primary studies South Africa

In Primary, we began our exploration of Africa, with our first country being South Africa. We discussed environment, climate, wildlife, music, art, currency, and traditions. We don’t delve into issues of apartheid at this age, but we do say that … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, McGuffey, Primary, social studies

Self-Portraits with Partners

Last week Lower Elementary students met with their Middle School partners, and together, they completed Lower Elementary’s monthly self-portraits. Lower Elementary students drew themselves as usual, and then their Middle School partners added themselves into the pictures, too! Not only … Continue reading

Posted in art, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, partners