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Kwaya Marimba to Perform at NAIS Conference

Our 7/8 Grade Kwaya Marimba was selected to perform at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference in February. This is the premier event for independent schools drawing thousands of schools leaders, administrators and teachers throughout the country. Congratulations to our 7th and 8th graders and Tr. Ed!
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Celebrations of Learning

Parents came out for an informative evening at our Celebrations of Learning last Thursday. Middle school students started us off in the gym with a mini science fair. They shared the work have they've been engaged in around designing pollinator gardens and water quality issues. Then it was off to the classrooms where students from grades 1 through 8 led families through meaningful daily activities, read their work aloud, and shared about their learning process. It was a great night for parents to see up close what their children experience at Friends School Haverford. Thank you to all the parents and family members who joined us.
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LARKs

Our LARK's Science Experiments Club enjoyed making galaxy slime while the Yoga and Meditation Club practiced their yoga poses. Science Club members mixed a few simple ingredients then watched in amazement as the liquid turned pliable and became slime. They dyed the slime blue and purple and decorated it with glitter to create an out of this world galaxy ball of slime. Yoga and Meditation Club members learned some basic poses such as mountain, warrior, and triangle to strengthen different parts of their bodies, relieve stress and anxiety, and improve calmness. Keep an eye on the Weekly Update for winter LARKs offerings. Registration opens December 16 and clubs begin after winter break.
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Preschool and "Zones of Regulation"

We love having parents come to join our classrooms to share in their field of expertise! Today, one of our preschool parents, a licensed clinical social worker, came by to add to our classroom conversation on the "Zones of Regulation." Zones language and strategies are woven into our curriculum to help children develop the ability to identify how they feel, understand how to manage their emotions, and improve their problem-solving skills.
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Trivia Night

Parents, teachers, and friends came out Saturday night for our annual Trivia Night. Participants dressed in the theme of Harry Potter and decorated their tables accordingly. Teams of eight competed in eight rounds of ten questions on a variety of topics. It was an exciting, challenging, and fun night of friendly competition. The grand prize of bragging rights went to our faculty and staff.
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Food Drive

Thank you to our entire community for donating food items to our food drive. Together, we provided enough food for 17 Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Grades 3/4 and preschool partners created handmade cards to place in each of the bags. Grades 3/4 packed and organized all the bags and loaded up Tr. Liza's car to deliver to the Ardmore Food Pantry today. What a wonderful community service tradition to help our neighbors in need.
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Grades 3/4 Literacy Unit

Grades 3/4 has been doing a genre study of fiction, nonfiction, mystery, horror, realistic fiction, and international arts in their literacy unit. They have read samples from those genres and are now practicing writing in the genre of their choice. Introducing different styles and practicing them regularly makes for good reading and writing skills.
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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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