Category Archives: partners

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

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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

Early Fiber Works

Lower Elementary and Kindergarten came together to learn how to finger knit! This is a skill children learn in kindergarten and revisit and build on throughout their years at McGuffey. Finger knitting is a simple, one-loop technique that allows children to … Continue reading

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Partners in Lower Elementary and Middle School

Before spring break, students from Lower Elementary and Middle School got together for partner time, which let the older students show their younger friends how hard they’ve worked on their aquatic species research project. They read their papers to Lower Elementary … Continue reading

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Staying active in winter weather with Taekwondo

It can be difficult to get outside and do our usual Physical Education activities when temperatures are below freezing and there are several inches of snow on the ground. McGuffey is fortunate to live only a couple buildings away from Oxford … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, McGuffey, partners, physical education

Open classrooms

Today was quite a special day in the Annex! For the first time, the teachers opened the Primary and Lower Elementary classrooms so students could flow between the spaces. The excitement was palpable. Returning Primary students were eager to visit … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, partners, Primary

Writing with Lower Elementary

In the McGuffey tradition, Lower Elementary partnered with Kindergarteners on Monday. First graders had a Kindergarten buddy help with their classroom job. Second graders then took the lead showing Kindergarteners how they write journal topics. After writing together, the partners … Continue reading

Posted in community, language arts, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, partners, Primary

50 days until the first day of spring

It’s time to reminisce about warmer days. Here are some pictures of a day, only a few months ago, when children ran in the green grass in short sleeved shirts, the warmth of the sun on their faces. Older McGuffey … Continue reading

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Partners take flight

Lower Elementary and Middle School partnered together the past two weeks to build, design and fly various styles of paper airplanes. The 7th and 8th graders had worked with their own styles in their Flight and Rocketry unit, and shared … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, partners, science

Middle School and Lower Elementary Partners

The Middle School and Lower Elementary students have begun partnering for the year. This week we went to the pond down the street, and found a spider carrying its babies on its back, and spent lots of time “fishing”. A … Continue reading

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