Upper Grades: January 28 - Feb 1

Greetings, parents of Upper Grades students! 

We will be doing a lot of gardening this week, so please bring in some sturdy work gloves for the week!

I can't wait until the All-School Parent Meeting tomorrow night. It'll be my first time being at such a comprehensive meeting of The Garden School Community. Each teacher will give a brief presentation about what is unique about each childhood age/stage of development, and how the Waldorf curriculum is designed to support and enhance these unique qualities, and blow like a gentle breeze through the window of opportunity that opens in each child -- the right place at the right time! It's from 7-9. Last week I said there will be no child care, but it turns out there is some entertainment for the kids!

We just finished the Geometry Block, and I hope your children enjoyed it as much as I did.

This week, Ki Molly is with the children in the morning during main lesson time, and the focus is on practicing for the play.  Math and language arts will be woven through the day as always. 

I will close for now, but in case you need them, here is a repeat of last week's announcements from Ki Molly.

Field Trip - The Upper Grades students will be attending a performance of "Freedom Train" at the Fox Theater on Feb 12 at 10:30am to go along with our Underground Railroad studies later in the semester. "Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue and music of the period:" https://classicproductions.org/freedom-train/ . Please let us know if your student will not be able to attend, so we can adjust our ticket count accordingly. If you are interested in attending as a chaperone, please contact Ki Molly: molly@thegardenmarietta.org  

Class Play - The Upper Grades class play performance of "Gilgamesh" will be on Feb 14 at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. All students should now have their lines memorized. Starting Feb 4, our main lesson block will be focused on our performance. Due to the tight timeline for our performance, Ki Molly will be hosting an optional play practice after early release for parent teacher conferences on 2/12 and 2/14. Students that wish to stay for play rehearsal will not be charged for After Care on those dates.

Warmest regards,

Ki Carol