The Serious Business of Pizza Sales

Quite a lot of work goes into pizza sales, all of which is broken down into steps. Happily, half the class is made up of veterans to the process! Still, there’s a lot to keep in mind, to coordinate with your “pizza partner,” and to double check for accuracy. We presented our process in a […]

In the Loop

(Ed. On a regular basis, we’ll post a brief glimpse into something that happened in the room that week. At this time of year, these things are likely to be pieces of our routine or curriculum that will be regular features of the year.)   We play thinking games — activities that build our capacity […]

Welcome to the New Year!

It was a great first day, if a bit rainy. So rainy, in fact, that our first boundary walk took place indoors, where the children collaboratively created a quick block representation of the Miquon campus and we toured it with our imaginations while discussing the expanded 5th/6th boundaries. On day two, we’ll connect it to […]

The Big Trip!!

It’s been three weeks since our wonderful trip. Hard to believe, since life at school went on so busily on our return. Enjoy the following description of our trip, written in collaboration by every child in the group. You’ll feel like a regular “fly on the wall.” Day 1 Diane and Jeri’s class has gone […]

Learning Always Starts with Questions!

In mid-February, our study of the American Civil War began as meaningful learning usually does — with questions. So many questions!! Nearly everyone in the group had only passing knowledge of the conflict, though all seemed to be aware (perhaps because we had been harping on the shared birthdays of Charles Darwin, subject of our […]

Hard at Work/Play

We are deep into preparations for our performances. Those not rehearsing scenes at any given moment are: designing and building sets, deciding on and creating props, imagining, organizing, and tailoring costumes, and creating and editing the sound effects and music clips we’ll all be counting on.      Come see us — Thursday evening, March 16th […]