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Dream homes

Gr 3/4 economic simulation club was busy constructing their dream homes out of cardboard. Each club member chose a persona and career,
then researched how much they would earn and figured out monthly household expenses using a balance sheet. Some students worked in teams and some by themselves while producing some creative houses and learning about the cost of living.
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First Softball Game

At Monday's game against Greene Street Friends, our Foxes played their hardest, harnessing our fielding skills as we successfully made plays! Our first inning was a shut out, with the first three GS players at bat being the first, second and third outs due to some great catches and teamwork! We highlighted our strengths as we batted, having an accumulated 13 runs, bringing our final score to 13-9. A great Fox
victory was made even sweeter by the sportsmanship we showed to the other team. Come watch the team play Wednesday, May 8, at 3:45 pm at home against Barack Academy.
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Mental Math with Tr. Michael

Grades 3/4 have been working with Tr. Michael to grow and master their mental math skills. Tr. Michael started using mental math challenges from Trapezium Math. Now the 3/4 students are writing their own “Follow Me” challenges.
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Eighth Grade Trip (Days 3-4)

Highlights of the remainder of the grade 8 trip included taking in the artwork at the American Visionary Art Museum, playing basketball at the Global Village retreat center, discussing real-world situations in Guatemala and Mozambique, walking by the set of America Ninja Warrior which filmed live in Baltimore this weekend, making our own fire to cook our own dinner during our stay at Thailand House, visiting Antietam National Battlefield, and dinner and dessert at Houlihan’s in Hershey.

After taking a fire-making workshop and spending their budget at the simulated market, students hiked down to the Global Village to spend the night in Thailand. They were only allowed to bring a sleeping bag, a water bottle, a flashlight, and one luxury item. They also had to take care of a simulated infant (a water balloon) and cook two meals with what they purchased at the market.

The eighth graders felt a significant sense of accomplishment for persevering through challenging circumstances--cold rain, paltry meals, no running water, and an uncomfortable wood floor for sleeping. They are excited to share our Global Village experience with everyone back home.
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Kindness Day #MayTheFirst

Today is the day, #MayTheFirst! Friends School Haverford spent the morning celebrating World Kindness Day! Friends started the day with a kindness chain at our outdoor pep rally where they squeezed each other’s hands to pass around kindness. Students, teachers, faculty, and parents travelled around the area to encourage the first thing that everyone should do is to be kind.

At Haverford College, grade 3/4 friends helped beautify the campus by doing some gardening, while nursery school visited Brandywine Living. Others made a stop in Narberth, where preschool met the mayor of the borough, and Ardmore at Suburban Square placing signs in planters and passing out flower seeds to help kindness sprout and grow. Finally everyone returned to campus for a joy-filled performance by CityLove. Thank you CityLove for helping us celebrate our differences and showing us all that we can all be kind, beautiful, creative, and brave.

Thank you to the entire Friends School Haverford community for spreading kindness today and everyday. Remember, #MayTheFirst thing you be is kind!
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Kindness Day Assembly

We kicked off Kindness Day with an all-school assembly this morning as we gear up to spread kindness out in the community tomorrow. We watched a short video showing the ripple effect of kindness, broke into groups to discuss our personal experiences of kindness, and then shared our thoughts with each other. Join us in doing random acts of kindness tomorrow and every day. Remember, you can be anything, but may the first thing you be is kind. #MayTheFirst
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Eighth Grade Trip

Grade 8 headed off to Maryland yesterday for their 8th-grade trip. They started in Baltimore and visited the National Aquarium and Ft. McHenry, walked around the city, and had a delicious dinner at an Italian restaurant. They are enjoying each others company and sharing stories of their time at FSH. We look forward to hearing about the rest of their adventures.
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Earth Day Celebrations

Middle and nursery school students accepted an invitation from Haverford College's arborist to join them in planting cherry trees on the college's campus. Haverford College planted a tree every day last week in celebration of Earth Day. The cherry trees will be the first to show signs of spring next year. We love when our students are able to partner with members of our community in meaningful ways. Back on campus, kindergarten learned about the importance of composting. Kindergarten will distribute buckets to other classes so everyone can all utilize the two compost bins on campus. They will also use a scale to measure and compare the weight of the waste from their classroom that goes to the landfill, the compost bin, and the recycling center.
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Spring Celebration of the Arts

Families came out for a wonderful evening at our annual Spring Arts Festival. Beautiful artwork in all mediums representing students from nursery school through grade 8 was displayed throughout the schoolhouse for everyone to view. Afterward, everyone gathered in the gym for the music program. Wonderful singing and songs played on the recorder and marimba entertained and captivated the audience. If you missed the event, check out the recording on our next "Watch it Wednesday" video.
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