Melanie Berlin

The Admiral at the Lake comes to Chicago Friends School

Every month, a contingent of our students heads to The Admiral at the Lake for an ongoing service project with the residents of the assisted living community there.  However, the Admiral was hit hard by the polar vortex this winter, with frozen and burst pipes; unfortunately, they are still recovering as they continue working through…

Bicycles Class Writing Celebration

To culminate our unit on narrative writing we wrote “small moment stories” which were detailed true stories from our own lives.  To cap this off, my class had a writing celebration and invited family and friends to join us for a reading.   The process leading up to the celebration – choosing a story, revising,…

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Friday was Grandparents and Special Friends Day here at Chicago Friends School.  During Community Meeting, which culminated our morning together, Karen asked the query, “How does our community feel different on this day?”  There were a lot of interesting and insightful comments. I kept my comment inside but thought I would share it here. Our…