Category Archives: peace

Lower Elementary Studies Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last week in Lower Elementary, leading up to the long weekend that included Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, students spent a couple afternoons learning about the Reverend Dr. King. In mixed-age groups, students took turns reading three different books aloud to … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, peace, social studies

Martin Luther King Jr. Creative Arts Exposition

Several students in the Upper Unit participated in Oxford’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Creative Arts Exposition. They were challenged to create a visual or written piece of art based on either the inspiration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Continue reading

Posted in art, community, language arts, peace, upper unit

Democratic Meetings in the Upper Unit

In the Upper Unit, students get the opportunity to effect change in their classroom through the democratic process. At monthly Democratic Meetings, the students get together to form committees, craft proposals, and present them to the class. Proposals need to receive … Continue reading

Posted in Middle School, peace, social studies, Upper Elementary, upper unit

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

Town Hall Meeting

A little over a week ago, we held our first Town Hall Meeting of the year. Each time we hold a Town Hall Meeting, we choose a topic for the entire school to think about and discuss. Last year’s topic … Continue reading

Posted in community, McGuffey, music, outside, peace

Peer Mediation Training

Early this morning, when most of our McGuffey families were enjoying a lazy Winter morning at home, nine students from Grade 5-8 along with three teachers and three parents, gathered to learn about peer mediation and conflict resolution. While staff brought … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, McGuffey, Middle School, parents, peace, Upper Elementary

Primary gives thanks

There are two people who are a very important part of our McGuffey community, but we never see them! Dan and Lana come late at night and clean our whole school. When we arrive in the morning, like magic, the … Continue reading

Posted in community, McGuffey, peace, Primary