In October, Grade 2 students and their parents celebrated the "publication" of their small moment stories, inspired by the work of authors Jack Ezra Keats and Nina Laden, with an Author's Toast and Book Signing. Parents had a chance to read their child's story as well as the work of other students.
Lower School News
Earlier this week, the PA King Inclusion and Diversity Committee (KInD) sponsored a breakfast meeting with Head of School Karen Eshoo, who offered insight about the definitions of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Estimation was central to the lesson - making estimates and then determining the accuracy of their estimations. Students made guesses on whether the pumpkin was buoyant or would sink; what its weight would be; and how many grooves it had going around its body. This is a perfect example of hands-on joyful learning in our Lower School classrooms.
Literacy, as defined by Webster, means the state of being literate; to be educated, cultured, having knowledge or competency. At King School, the definition of literacy goes even farther as the School looks to empower students as fully literate in the Age of Information. Many educators today, including Sir Ken Robinson, argue for the value of cross-disciplinary learning through projects, inquiry, and collaboration. Amy Vorenberg, King's Head of Lower School, agrees that "we must redefine how we build literacy skills at this time, taking seriously the responsibility to give children knowledge and competency in every area of schooling."
To round out Homecoming weekend, student-athletes from the fall sports teams welcomed over 125 runners, volunteers, alumni, family members, and friends to the 6th Annual King Cares 5K. The event benefits two non-profit organizations, the Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stamford and Greenwich.