This morning, we hosted our annual “In-house Open House,” inviting current parents to get a small sampling of what’s to come for next year! Even though I spend my days with these teachers and students, I was still pleasantly surprised at the highlights each class shared. For example, the Preschool 4s make a Thanksgiving Cookbook every year – with recipes created by the children, and photos of them as chefs. Also, the JK class shared how beloved their class bird, Ziggy, is. Since Ziggy is less noticeable than Calvin, I sometimes forget what an impact he does have on the JK students’ day!
I was also impressed to learn more about the 1st and 2nd graders’ Science Friday curriculum. While I witness engaged and excited learners every Friday as the two classes work in teams to solve engineering questions, or physics conundrums, it was a pleasure to have the teachers share how their study of tectonics evolved, or why they are researching volcanoes. True to our Harbor philosophy, the topics evolved from children’s interests and inquiries!
As I mentioned this morning, we love sharing our program with you. We love talking about what we do, and why we do it. If you were unable to make it this morning, but would like to learn more about what happens in any particular grade, please reach out to me and let’s chat!