The art and science of imagination

Picture of The Week: Sunflower Garden Graduates

(click on image to view larger) Today the Sunflower Garden Early Childhood class celebrated the students who will be going to the First Grade in the fall.  Each child holds a puppet that they sewed for the puppet show they performed for their classmates and parents as part of the fest

Sunflower Garden News: Friday May 29, 2009

Dear Families, Next week concludes our time together. Please make sure to double check your child’s bag and belongings going home. If you can send in a paper shopping bag on Monday or Tuesday, that will help us with our packing. There will be laundry needs and ironing projects s

Upcoming Events

The following events are coming up at Water’s Edge School: May 30, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. 5th-8th grade class play, The Miracle Worker, Matthews Middle School, Island Lake Monday, June 1, Fees due Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m., Where Do the Children Play Screening at Water’s Edge.

Picture of The Week: Student Work

Below are images of just a few of the wonderful pieces the 2nd & 3rd graders have done of different “dwellings”.  The detail that some of the children went into with their work was terrific!  As always, click on the image to view it in a larger version.

Sunflower Garden News * May 22, 2009

Dear Families, Miss Nicole and I are continuing the marionette puppet show of “Queen Bee” we shared at the May Faire. If you missed it that day, know that your child will have several opportunities to receive this story. I know some were unable to enter once the story was

Sunflower Garden News * Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dear Families, We celebrated another student’s sixth birthday on Thursday. Such celebration. We now have six six year- olds in our classroom! These six year-olds are working on their puppets for our story we’ll share at the Kindergarten Ceremony of June 3. They are focused

Class Update: 2nd & 3rd Grades

The 2nd and 3rd grade have been experiencing busy, creative days. We have just wrapped up our shelter block, and the students have created together two class projects, an igluviak house of snow, and an Earth Lodge. Their independent shelter projects are due after returning from Memori

Weekend Update: May Faire Picture

(click to view larger) May Faire 2009 – Onlookers watch as the 4th & 5th grade students weave an intricate pattern with ribbons of the May Pole as they dance to music performed by the older students.  This was just one of the many fun events at the Water’s Edge School

Sunflower Garden News * May 8, 2009

 Dear Sunflower Garden Families,  I’ve concluded the telling of Three Billy Goats Gruff. We enjoyed telling it sitting in a circle on the floor and moving the goats around our circle until each reached the hillside. We also told it outside in the Memorial Garden, where children

In The Classroom – 4th Grade

The garlic we planted way back in early autumn broke through the ground a number of weeks ago and the shoots now stand tall and mighty like a husky Norse cousin of the spring onion. Each time I walk past them I am reminded of how quickly time passes. I am also surprised at how much ha