We have kicked off another year of Lifeskills at Walden, the character education program for students in grades 1-8. Today, friends complimented new students on the Lifeskills they have already portrayed, and how much joy they bring to Walden!
Lifeskills compliment the solid foundation of peaceful and caring communication that is established in our classrooms.
For the past week, our 5th and 6th grade students were hard at work organizing and planning for their very own Lemonade War inspired by their summer reading of the novel The Lemonade War. Today the students did an amazing job advertising and selling the lemonade, raising $145.40 to be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand.
Thank you for all of your efforts to help make the experience so successful.
The Walden School, America's first Fair Trade PreK-8th grade, was pleased to welcome Suzi Hiza from Fair Trade Campaigns. Suzi engaged the children in a discussion on fair work conditions, certified Fair Trade products they can look for, and the responsibility we have as consumers to make good choices that impact our fellow mankind. Thanks for taking time to speak to us, Suzi!
In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. Today, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, The Walden School took part in "singing for peace" as part of a worldwide 24 hour project as part of the United Nations International Day of Peace. At 10:30 AM, the student body of preschoolers through eighth grade gathered on the school front lawn and held candles as they sang.
The singing commenced on the shores of New Zealand and continued from country to country until it reached the shores of the Hawaiian Islands. In 2009, "Sing Peace" involved over 65,000 children from some 35 different countries. The hope is 100,000 children will sing for the 2016 event.
The heat did not deter the Walden clan from gathering at our annual Launch Party! Our students enjoyed the NEW outdoor musical instruments and art board in the playscape, lots of games of Gaga-- not to mention cool drinks, popsicles, and even a couple of ice baths!