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Penn Museum Trip

7th and 8th graders traveled to Penn Museum to tour the special exhibit entitled Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq. The exhibit juxtaposes ancient artifacts from the culturally and historically rich area with contemporary artwork from Issam Kourba. Kourba's pieces inspire thoughtful reflection on the violence and destruction occurring in the Middle East.
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Preschool Music Class

Preschool enjoyed singing and dancing with Tr. Ed in music class today. They did a great job singing and dancing along to "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "Head Shoulders, Knees & Toes," and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt."
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Kindergarten and Pumpkins

Kindergarten enjoyed a combined math/science lesson that included estimation, measurement, and predictions using pumpkins. While working in groups, students estimated how many seeds were inside the pumpkin and guessed whether the pumpkin would float or sink in a tub of water. They also observed the texture and size of the pumpkins. After predictions were recorded, students scooped the seeds out and counted them to see how accurate their estimations were. They learned the darker and more lines a pumpkin has, the more seeds it contains.
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Footsteps for Friends and Pumpkin Day

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Footsteps for Friends 5K Race & 1-Mile Run/Walk and Pumpkin Day events on Saturday despite a little misty rain. Congratulations to our top runners Scott Higgins, Jake Swann, Natalie Neuhaus, Rebecca Wusinich, Chris Strawbridge, and Kathleen Fallah. We'd like to thank Alicia Walker for coordinating the food donations for Footsteps and Vicky Ryan for organizing Pumpkin Day. Thank you to Karen Bleznak and all the volunteers who marshaled the course or worked a shift, donated items, and brought in baked goods. Everyone's participation made these two events enjoyable for all.
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Studying Food and Culture

5th and 6th graders are exploring the role food plays in culture. As part of their study of the Middle East, students were treated to lunch at The Persian Grill, a Persian restaurant in Lafayette Hill. Among the food students were able to sample were hummus, chicken and lamb with Middle Eastern spices, and saffron and rosewater ice cream. Yum!
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Soccer Game

A lot of effort from both offense and defense in an exciting, well-played game from our soccer team vs Woodlynde School with a 2-4 final score. Come on out a cheer the team on today at home vs French International.
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Winged Wonders

FSH was buzzing with visitors at our Winged Wonders: The Magic of the Monarch Butterfly PLUS The Hardworking Honeybee event this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous for all the outdoor activities. Butterfly enthusiast and former Friends School Haverford teacher, Ann Ward, explained the Monarch Butterfly tagging process. Visitors, children, and their parents took turns visiting the butterfly house where they had the opportunity to hold and feed the newly tagged Monarchs. Children also enjoyed special butterfly-themed crafts, festive face painting, and delicious snacks by JPM Catering. Afterward, everyone gathered outside to release their new friends. Children wished upon butterfly wings as the Monarchs began their 2,000-mile migration to Mexico.

Beekeeper Eli St. Amour gave an up-close look at honeycombs and how honey is extracted while discussing the role of bees in the hive and how the flowers and plants near a hive can flavor the honey. A honey extraction demonstration and pollination simulation station were just some of the ways children learned about the important role honeybees play in keeping our food crops alive.
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