In preparation for their study of the Middle Ages, Class IV students start the winter term with a unit on European geography, learning at least twenty-five countries in Europe. Beginning with an examination of the Vikings, we then venture to other lessons on feudalism and manorialism, and a favorite, castles.
Armed with the knowledge of primary and secondary colors, Class I students were asked to hypothesize, "What might happen if we mix more than two colors?"
This March, during Waterford's spring break, a few teachers developed and held a week-long Spring Break Camp called, "Come Alive". Campers from PreK-Class V joined in and explored the theme of awakening the senses through dance, music, art, drama, baking, and science.
From Ms. Julie, teacher:
Before departing for Winter Break, Class III students learned about Haiku and each wrote one themselves. The students wrote about winter and topics that inspired them in the colder months. Here is a sample of a few of their Haiku poems. To see them all, walk the Class III hallway where the written Haiku are mounted on hand-cut snowflakes.
Waterford students, parents, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the official dedication of the school’s newest learning space, the Lower School Outdoor Classroom.
The Outdoor Classroom’s dedication began the moment that our children set foot in the space and began their important and sacred work of play. - Dr. Melanie Battistone, Lower School Head