Tr. Misha, the Physical Education teacher helped the pre-kindergarten students hone their dribbling skills with a host of games and activities.
The fifth and sixth graders have embarked on a new partnership with local artists and the residents of Germantown House in Philadelphia, which will result in an intergenerational art project to be hung at the Tyler School of Art. The class recently experience sensitivity training to practice sensitive interpersonal relations with their new friends at Germantown House.
First and second graders baked bread in preparation for the school's observance of Martin Luther King Day, which included a simple all-school lunch to benefit the Khan Foundation.
One of the qualities that sets Lansdowne Friends School apart is the culture of shared responsibility; the students are expected to create problems as well as solutions, and prepared to see that sometimes the right answer is that the answer is still unknown.
I give to Lansdowne Friends School as a means of practicing my commitment to the school and declaring my belief in its mission. I give because it makes a difference to families with children right now in the Philadelphia area and because it makes a difference to the future we (all humans) are living into.
- Maura Leeper, LFS Parent, School Committee Member
After Winter Break, Pre-Kindergarten students are embarking on a new theme: transportation. Students are learning about different kinds of transportation, and the study will wrap up at the end of January with a trip to the Please Touch Museum, which has extensive exhibits about getting around.
This year, Lansdowne Friends School marks Martin Luther King Day with a day of service on Friday, January 16. Students will spend part of the day creating placemats, lunch bags and greeting cards for Meals on Wheels, and will share a simple all-school lunch to benefit the Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan Foundation, a foundation established in memory of a medical doctor in Sierra Leone who lost his life helping his country battle ebola.