What a wonderful show! The fifth through eighth graders put on two dramatic performances Tuesday. The first touching play featured peace, friendship, and unity while appreciating differences, while the older students amazed with scenes from Macbeth. Wonderful work, Middle Schoolers and a special thanks to Therese Walden Murphy-- the parents and younger students alike were entertained and delighted by your hard work!
Our final eighth-grader feature is Garrett Cooley. The Walden School has been his home since the age of two! He, along with Nicole Fowler and Zach Wiesner, graduate from The Walden School June 10th.
He recently wrote these words to Mrs. LeFever:
"I have had many great teachers that have helped me grow as a student and become a smarter person. This school has played a huge role in making me the person that I am today. The final thing that I really like is the environment here. I like that Walden has a smaller environment...the smaller classrooms push me to work harder, and I can't hide in the back of the class. I would just like to thank you for founding this wonderful school."
At The Walden School, students experience hands-on science at a young age. Today our third and fourth graders carefully observed and dissected frogs, which corresponded well with their recent studies on the digestive system. Many were intrigued by their discoveries and by the end, wanted to explore and learn further!
Tuesday night, May 19th, the entire Walden school shone on the stage of The Media Theatre. Highlights included the adorable preschool/kindergarten chorus, an elementary choir featuring a special bass guitar and percussion accompaniment ("Stand By Me"), choreographed dancing ("Dancing in the Moonlight"), and many wonderful instrumental ensembles. The night concluded with a bang featuring our middle schoolers on percussion. A huge thanks to our supportive families and teachers, talented kiddos and to the master maestro himself, Mr. Wert for hitting all the right notes.
Baking is a great activity that children of any age can enjoy! As your little one grows, recipes can become more involved, which in turn helps develop mental concentration and integrated movements. From prepping the table and measuring ingredients to pouring batter and tasting the yummy results, baking is a perfect "Montessori" way to enjoy time with your little one. For more info on Walden's sweet recipe for learning success, schedule your visit today!