Our Great Kindness Challenge was a wonderful experience for our students! Check out some of the posters our students created at the Kindness Station on Tuesday.
We held a Peace Day to support our Kindness Challenge
Our students really enjoyed this week!
We enjoyed our Football Spirit Day. While we respect those who cheer for other teams, the Patriots jerseys were dominant on Friday.
We now have moved on to Global School Play Day. On Wednesday, February 6th some of our teachers will participate in this great activity for students. On this day schools around the world are allowing unstructured free play. No devices allowed!
For February 6th, teachers will tell their classes to bring anything they wish to play with to school on Wednesday. The only restrictions: they must bring toys and these toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices. Here are some ideas: board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, blankets (for forts). The only exception on the electronics rule would be a board game that has an electronic timer, an electronics play kit, or similar. Teachers may even take their students out in the dirt or snow to dig, explore and get messy!
Check out this interesting Tedx Lecture by Peter Gray. He talks about the detrimental effects of the decline of free play time. We look forward to observing our students at play. I will be curious to hear what my teachers observed. We will share that information with you also.
It has been a spectacular week for the children and staff! Will the groundhog see his shadow tomorrow? We'll see!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! GO PATS!