The art and science of imagination

On The Web: “The Miracle Worker”

This just in from Susan Love, a timely bit of news for our weekly web link! The Daily Herald reported on the school play, “The Miracle Worker”: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=296588 They also include three great pictures: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/image/?id=29

Where Do The Children Play?

You are invited to view a PBS documentary that examines the imortance of unstructured outdoor play and the growing concern that more and more children are growing up without it.  Why is this so important?  Join us and find out.  Discussion will follow the film.  There is no cost for t

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

Quote of The Week

“Only as a child’s awareness and reverence for the wholeness of life are developed can his humanity to his own kind reach its full development.” ~ Rachel Carson, Edge of the Sea ~

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.

On The Web: Box Tops Marketplace

Did You Know? Did you know that Water’s Edge School gets money from Box Tops 4 Education in more than one way?  As always, your box tops can be placed in the jar marked for them in the lobby (currently by the parent mailboxes), but you can also earn more for the school by signin

Happy Memorial Day from Water’s Edge School

(click image to view larger) Here is a collage of moments from our float in the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade this morning.  Parents, students, and faculty pooled together to decorate the float, get everything set up and hand out flyers along the parade route.  Many thanks to Kristen D

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

Quote of The Week

“There are not seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” Walt Streightiff