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Calvin and Hobbes

Meet Calvin and Hobbes—two Russian Tortoises who live in Teacher Tippi’s room. A few weeks ago, the students in Service Club learned how important it is that the tortoises spend time outside. As an act of kindness to our animal friends, the group took Calvin and Hobbes outside on the first really warm Spring day. The tortoises had such a great time exploring that it was decided that their outings need to be a regular event! While out at recess, curious students from preschool through 8th grade gathered together to spend time with Calvin and Hobbes and ask many amazing questions about their diet, bodies, habitat, and behaviors. Everyone had a great time enjoying this outing—especially the tortoises!
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Kindergarten Art Show

The Kindergarten class enjoyed art so much that they explored the impressionists as their end of the year study. Students learned about Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Mary Cassatt. They discovered that the artists enjoyed painting outside as they walked to the pond at Haverford College to see how it feels to create pictures on a beautiful sunny day. This study connected their love of nature that they have been immersed in throughout the year. It also helped in understanding that master painters spent their lives doing what they loved, no matter what other people said about their work at the time. Kindergarten created their own outdoor art museum and invited their families to enjoy their artwork displayed outside and an end of year party.
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Grades 1/2 field day

Grades 1/2 had their mini field day today. They participated in some spirited races – relay race, bucket filling race, tennis ball on a spoon race, dress-up race, and a potato sack race followed by a water balloon toss. Everyone demonstrated good teamwork and effort and was rewarded with a popsicle treat to top off the day.
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Nursery School Letter Search

Nursery school went on a search looking for hidden letters on the playground. They have been learning about letters and letter recognition. They excitedly found all the letters and the appropriate words by the slide, swing, trees, drain and by the rock.
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Lemonade Stand

Our kindergarten class and grade 5/6 partners worked beautifully together to organize a lemonade stand to raise money for Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day’s mission is to end childhood poverty in America and around the world. Students made posters, greeted customers with a smile, poured the lemonade, collected the money, and tallied the amount of lemonade sold. The lemonade was really delicious too!
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Family Picnic

It was an enjoyable night for our annual family picnic and end of the year celebration despite the pouring rain. Families, friends, and new families who will be joining us in the fall came out for an evening filled with delicious food, fun, and the mellifluous tones of the Marimba played by our 5/6 students.
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Field Day

It was a beautiful day for our annual Field Day competition for grades 3-8. Teams red, white, and blue gathered at the Haverford College track and competed in the quarter mile, broad jump, potato sack races, frisbee throw, softball toss, and relay races. Congratulations to the red team for the win this year!
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Library Grand Opening

Today we celebrated the grand opening of our new library. Peter Evans from the Snave Foundation did the honors of cutting the ribbon. The Snave Foundation awarded Friends School Haverford a grant that made the library relocation and the new Makerspace (opening in September) possible. Local author and illustrator Matt Phelan joined us along with students from our Middle School, faculty, and parents. Matt Phelan joined students in Heritage House, grades 1-4, and middle school to share his experiences as an illustrator and author. Each session focused on the real behind-the-scenes process of how he creates his books - inspiration, research, writing, sketching, revisions, and final art. Students asked thoughtful and intelligent questions. Thank you to the Snave Foundation, Mr. Ken, Katy Ruckdeschel, Caryn Rivers, Charlene Grier, and Diane Rouine for making our new library possible.
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Field of Dreams

To mark the end of the softball season, the team enjoyed an exciting game of wiffleball with alumni, faculty, and parents. There were many good hits, excellent fielding, and lots of fun had by all. Thank you to coaches Sandra & Rae on a wonderful season.
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