The Walden School was honored to participate in the inaugural StoryWalk at Rose Tree Park (1671 N. Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063). Delaware County Libraries, in collaboration with Delaware County Council, the Parks & Recreation Department, and volunteers from Williamson College of the Trades, implemented The StoryWalk, located in the western portion of the park in the field behind the amphitheater stage.
StoryWalk is a wonderful way for adults and their young children or grandchildren to combine literacy skills and healthy exercise as they walk roughly 1,300ft to each of the 19 reading stations while enjoying the beauty of Rose Tree Park. The activity combines exercise and reading to further enhance health and literacy in children and adults. StoryWalk is a free activity for all Delaware County residents that is accessible during normal park hours.
Science is scent-sational! Our fifth/sixth grade welcomed Walden parent and Chemist Luna Zhang along with colleagues Professor Michael Castaldi and Dr. Jim Murray from Immaculata University. They brought chemistry to the classroom, leading a hands-on scent lab, which resulted in many fragrant candles!
The experiment complimented 5/6's lessons on Scientific Inquiry, Thinking like a Scientist and Science in the Natural World.
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!