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3rd and 4th Grade Science Fair

Jun 01, 2019

In Science class during the 3rd trimester, the 3rd and…

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Stepping up to More Responsibility

May 20, 2019

Adolescence is a wonderful time of development.  Kids have new…

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Out And About In Chi-Town

May 19, 2019

Yesterday, the K-2 group ventured out downtown to learn more…

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Reflecting on Simplicity with Young Americans

May 13, 2019

Throughout the year, at Chicago Friends School, we reflect on…

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The Admiral at the Lake comes to Chicago Friends School

May 03, 2019

Every month, a contingent of our students heads to The…

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Road Trip!

Apr 28, 2019

Earlier this month the students of the middle school packed…

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Day of Service

Apr 26, 2019

Our second Day of Service for this school year was…

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Spring And Poetry Are In The Air

Apr 11, 2019

Being that it's poetry month, my Kindergarten-first grade class started…

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Handing Over the Reins

Mar 10, 2019

We start every day with Morning Meeting, where kids greet…

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Learning to think Critically about History

Mar 07, 2019

The students use a history book called Reasoning with Democratic…

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K-2 Artifact Detectives

Feb 23, 2019

In social studies this year, we have been learning about…

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Let’s Hear it for the Boys

Feb 19, 2019

I went to recess today for the first time in…

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Growth Mindset (again)

Feb 12, 2019

This is not my first blog post about growth mindset.…

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Reflecting on Peace, in Peace

Jan 29, 2019

Every week, our school community gathers for Community Meeting, where…

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Building a Museum

Jan 27, 2019

Most of the Field Museum’s collection is in the basement.…

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Team Time meets the Escape Room

Jan 10, 2019

Team Time is a weekly event when teams made up of…

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Logic Puzzles in Math

Dec 18, 2018

Math class is the first academic subject of the day,…

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Bicycles Class Writing Celebration

Dec 10, 2018

To culminate our unit on narrative writing we wrote “small…

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Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Nov 12, 2018

Friday was Grandparents and Special Friends Day here at Chicago…

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Visiting The Admiral

Nov 01, 2018

We undertook one of my favorite school traditions this week. …

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What Peace Day Means to Us

Sep 18, 2018

While the other three classes were downtown at the peace…

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International Peace Day: The View from Daley Plaza

Sep 18, 2018

The school community took one of its guiding principles out…

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K/1, A Well Oiled Machine

May 20, 2018

With less than a month left of school, I am…

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Creating Worlds

May 03, 2018

In my classroom, we are well and truly launched on…

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New Buddies

Apr 26, 2018

There are many benefits to our small class size and…

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2nd Grade Math: Minding the Store

Apr 20, 2018

The second grade math group culminated a unit on money…

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The Earth Moves (And we take note!)

Apr 16, 2018

3rd-5th grade science right now is focusing on the concept…

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Buddies Save the Day

Mar 11, 2018

In the second grade class, we recently started a writing…

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The Arts Converge at Chicago Friends School

Mar 08, 2018

Ten minutes before dismissal today, I was down in my…

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Learning As Action

Feb 15, 2018

Students in Middle School are learning about their connection to…

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The Tradition Continues – Reading with Families Together

Feb 12, 2018

Last week, two of the classes trekked it in the…

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One Solar System, Many kinds of Learning

Feb 08, 2018

This year, our whole school instructional theme is circles, and…

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Writing Stories

Feb 06, 2018

Every since we came back to school in January, my…

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Feb 05, 2018

My second grade students have been recently introduced to the…

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Germs! We’re here, there, everywhere!

Jan 28, 2018

My K-1 class dove into learning about germs in the…

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Problem Solving

Jan 21, 2018

Our social-emotional curriculum, Second Step, teaches students about a series…

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Learning to Cooperate in the K-1 Classroom

Jan 15, 2018

The students were very excited to see each other this…

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Connecting in Silence

Jun 14, 2017

A long-held tradition among Quakers is silent meeting. During this…

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Treasure Boxes

Jun 11, 2017

Our final theme lesson of the year centered on what…

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Pebble, Rock, Boulder

May 29, 2017

Problems arise in any classroom and part of my job…

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May 23, 2017

Last week, my students learned a new vocabulary word: sensationalize.…

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Kevin Henkes Author Study

May 21, 2017

My class is wrapping up their author study about Kevin…

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Chicago Friends School Student Newsletter

May 08, 2017

My class is currently composing the second edition of the…

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Reflecting on Integrity

Feb 17, 2017

Integrity is definitely the most difficult of the Quaker values…

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Day of Service

Oct 16, 2016

On October 10, Chicago Friends School students participated in Chicago…

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Creating School Rules, as a Community

Sep 09, 2016

This week, we started the school year, by engaging students…

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