Category Archives: partners

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

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

Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day with Partners

Our Upper Elementary students were able to spend some fun time with their Primary partners getting ready for Valentine’s Day. The students worked together to decorate their card bags with foam hearts, markers, and stickers. Partner work is a special opportunity for our … Continue reading

Posted in McGuffey, partners, Primary, Upper Elementary

Baking Muffins with Partners

On Wednesday, our Middle School students and their Lower Elementary partners got together to make a snack for the school: gluten-free muffins for everyone. Since variety is the spice of life, they made two kinds: blueberry and apple streusel. This … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, partners, practical life, upper unit

An Afternoon Outdoors with Partners

Our Middle School and Lower Elementary students had an opportunity to work and grow together this week in their Partners program. This always provides a nice experience for both the older and younger students. The Middle School students are developing empathy and … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, outside, partners

Partners and Astronomy

McGuffey has a spiral curriculum, which means our students revisit subjects at older grades, adding another layer to their existing knowledge. At times, students in different grades will be studying the same subjects. Both the Primary and Upper Units have … Continue reading

Posted in McGuffey, partners, Primary, science, Upper Elementary

Primary and Upper Elementary Partners

Last week Primary had their first meeting with their Upper Elementary Partners! These special days are a favorite of both these groups of children. The bigger kids get a chance to be the experts while the younger ones get some … Continue reading

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Writing Thank-You Cards with Partners

Last Thursday afternoon, Lower Elementary students met with their Middle School partners. Together, the Middle School students helped their younger partners write thank-you cards. Students could write their cards to anyone they wanted, and the older students helped the younger … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, partners, practical life

A Listening Walk with Partners

As part of the Primary Peace curriculum, we read The Listening Walk, a book about a father and daughter who take a walk in silence, but mindfully listen to the world around them. We thought this would a fun exercise … Continue reading

Posted in McGuffey, outside, partners, peace, Primary, Upper Elementary