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Grade 1/2's virtual Country Wax Museum

Countries represented in Grade 1/2's virtual Country Wax Museum included Jamaica, Italy, China, India, and Israel. Students chose a country to research and wrote a speech to present. They decorated a paper bag like a rolling suitcase and used flags and pictures to represent their country. The class discussed what it meant to speak in a powerful way so that audiences pay more attention to what we say. To prepare for their presentations, students thought about how Amanda Gorman recited her poem at the Inauguration.
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MLK Food Drive

Thank you to all our donors for the MLK food drive! It was quite a success. The FSH foxmobile was one of 575 cars that dropped off provisions to the Haverford Township CREC Center in support of local food pantries. Shout-out to Mina Stevens and the PTO for the idea of collecting for the drive, gr 3/4 for taking the lead role, and Tr. Marie for running to the CREC center. Way to go FSH community!
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Grade 5/6 Humanities

Grade 5/6 began the graphic novel "Persepolis," author Marjane Satrapi's gripping account of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In the coming days, students will discuss how memoirs function as historical documents.
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Building Bridges

The "Three Billy Goats Gruff "prompted Pre-Kindergarten to explore bridges. Guess how much they learned? Bridges provide safe passage over railroad tracks, roads, and water (save for trolls). They incorporate geometric shapes, including rectangles, squares, triangles, and semi-circles. A Pre-K parent, a structural engineer, presented his work and discussed the design process. Engineers learn from failure; they test their designs and question what didn't work and how to improve the design. Pre-K students tried their hand at bridge design, too: some made drawings of bridges; others built them out of blocks, popsicle sticks, Playdoh, and other materials. What bridges do you have in your neighborhood?
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Going into 2021

Since September 26th, 2020, Nursery through Grade 8 students have safely been on campus five days a week! Going into 2021, we're still offering on-campus learning five days a week during the current health crisis. Our small size makes it possible to socially distance, limit student pods to no more than 12 students, and play outdoors at least an hour a day! One FSH parent says, "FSH has hit it out of the park with safe in-person teaching! I am less than satisfied with (my other child's) experience right now, so I know the difference! [My FSH kid)]comes home happy every day!"
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Pre-K Quaker SPICES books

Pre-K finished illustrating their books about the Quaker SPICES. Quakers agree to a core set of values known as testimonies. The acronym SPICES is commonly used by Quaker schools which represent Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship. Students illustrated their books to reflect on each core value. A story was read each week to help students understand why each value is important and how they can practice the values at school, home, and in their community. Through this exercise, they are learning to become their best selves, to care about the people around them, and to make the world a better place.
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Grades 1&2 Art

Grades 1&2 art students are learning about the Impressionists. Students studied and discussed the works of Claude Monet, who is famous for his water lily paintings. The young artists painted their own water lilies using oil pastels and watercolors. What an impression they make!
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Pajama Day

Do you ever dream of being in school in your pajamas? Well, today is your lucky day--it's Pajama Day at FSH! Why not be comfy before the snowfall as Winter Break approaches?
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Middle School Virtual Assembly

Middle schoolers were treated to a virtual assembly from the dance company Step Afrika!. Step originated in the sororities and fraternities of historically black colleges in the early 1900s. It blends percussive polyrhythms with contemporary dance. The video performances are a lively combination of filmed performances and tutorials that got the kids on their feet.
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Mr. Ken

Mr. Ken is keeping us safe preparing for the impending snowstorm with the school’s new salt spreader. Go, Mr. Ken!
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