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World Kindness Day

We encourage and practice kindness every day at Friends School Haverford. Today on #WorldKindnessDay we remember Mr. Rogers and the lessons of kindness he taught by sporting our favorite cardigan as we continue to spread kindness.
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Kindergarten Exploring Measurements

Kindergarten has started to explore measurement! They discussed what measurement means and how we use measurement in everyday life. Students worked in small groups to measure the length of objects around their classroom using nonstandard units of measurement such as paperclips, unifix cubes, and counting links. They even got to measure each other!
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Grade 7/8 Constitution Center Trip

7th and 8th graders toured the Constitution Center to support their study of the Bill of Rights. The interactive exhibits include ruling on Supreme Court cases, voting, and taking the Presidential Oath of Office. The highlight of the trip was seeing Freedom Rising, a multimedia theatrical production that traces the American quest for freedom.
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Grade 1/2 Literacy Workshop

Today Grade 1/2 students rotated through different literacy stations to practice long and short vowel sounds, independent reading, peer reading, and writing. Reinforcing these skills each day helps build independence, stamina, and confidence.
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Preschool Diwali Celebration

The parents of one of our preschool students joined Tr. Kristin's class for a Diwali celebration. Diwali is India's most important holiday of the year. The parents brought in books to read to the class, Diyas (ceremonial lamps) to decorate, and traditional clothing to share as a way to teach about the Hindu festival of lights.
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All-school assembly

Continuing with the theme of voice, today's all-school assembly focused on using your voice to vote. Tr. Liza told us to listen to our inner voice to guide us to do what is kind, right, and just. Middle school students walked us through the voting process, the 5 Ws of voting, and how using our voice to vote is a way to express what is important to each of us. Then they helped the entire school register to vote and cast a ballot to decide on next week's partner activity - art project or a sing-a-long. We look forward to hearing the results.
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Halloween Parade

Parents and families gathered for coffee and donuts in the Meetinghouse then enjoyed our traditional Halloween parade in the gym. Each grade had a chance to show off their imaginative and creative costumes starting with nursery school and continuing through grade 8. Students paraded around the gym waving to all those gathered. Ending in Friends School Haverford tradition, students and faculty performed a dance to the song “Thriller” led by Tr. Ed. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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Halloween trick-or-treating practice

Nursery school, preschool, and pre-kindergarten students practiced trick-or-treating, an annual tradition at FSH. Each class traveled to five trick-or-treating locations which they had to figure out from a riddle. Candy and small toys were given out at the main office, gaga pit, Heritage House porch, front of the Schoolhouse and the Meetinghouse porch. Our Fox mascot made a special appearance, handed out candy, and posed for photos. Students practiced good manners and thanked everyone for their treats.
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Soccer Game vs Greene Street Friends

Our fox mascot made a special appearance at the FSH soccer game and cheered on the team. It was a tough loss of 7-3 vs Greene Street Friends, but they put in a lot of effort and good teamwork. Come cheer on the team at their next home game on Wednesday, October 23 vs Stratford Friends.
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