Category Archives: Upper Elementary

Thanksgiving Partners

Upper Elementary spent time with their Primary partners to get ready for Thanksgiving. By combining old-school hand turkeys with our Peace curriculum, we ended up with a fun exercise in gratitude. Younger students stuck with hand-turkeys and older students drew other … Continue reading

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SOAR

SOAR has begun! SOAR, Students Outside Active and Running, is a Physical Education activity that promotes walking, running and goal setting. Students set a goal for their own mileage and then run or walk during recess for two weeks. They … Continue reading

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

Glen Helen, Day 3

During day three at the Glen, students continued to explore the natural world and its inhabitants. We watched and identified birds, visited the Raptor Center for an up close visit with an American kestrel, and played some cooperative games to … Continue reading

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Glen Helen, Day 2

The all-day hike meant fewer pictures on the trail but the kids enjoyed their day out in the Glen. When they returned we had a fun batch of 4:30s including building primitive shelters and meeting the reptiles of the Glen. The … Continue reading

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Glen Helen, Day 1

McGuffey students arrived at Glen Helen Tuesday and were welcomed by the Glen’s naturalists. Shortly after, students were able to head out on their first hikes of the week.  Everyone had fun during Glen Helen’s 4:30 activities, a time when … Continue reading

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Glen Helen

The Upper Elementary students and teachers are off to Glen Helen! In keeping with McGuffey tradition, the entire school came out to cheer them on. Middle Schoolers volunteered to load bags into the back of the bus. Thank you, Gelen … Continue reading

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Game Day in Upper Elementary

This year Upper Elementary is having “board game time” once a month on a Wednesday afternoon. It is a nice social period that allows them to spend time with a student they might not always work with.  Cooperation, friendly competition, discussing rules, … Continue reading

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Glen Helen, Day Two

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Glen Helen Activities

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SunWatch Archaeological Park

This fall, our Upper Unit students had the opportunity to visit the SunWatch Archaeological Park to learn more about the prehistory of our region. In Social Studies this year, they will be studying the common needs of people and this … Continue reading

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