Engaged Learning

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…

Spring And Poetry Are In The Air

Being that it’s poetry month, my Kindergarten-first grade class started reading more poetry over the past two weeks and we have started writing our own poems!  The kids are so creative and motivated, it’s a treat to see. We started with acrostic poems. Acrostic poems are very concrete and accessible for students writing at all…