Classroom Notes

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:18am

Our annual pasta night is this Saturday, March 14. Thanks to the School Community Association, the school is transformed into a real ristorante italiano, with delicious food, great conversation, and a chance for our community to be together.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:47am
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 4:15pm

On Friday, February 27, the third and fourth graders will present "Macbeth" at 7:00 p.m.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:59pm

On Saturday, February 21, Lansdowne Friends School will host our first African American Read In, an opportunity to read and share books created by African American writers and illustrators.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:50pm
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:13pm

The kindergarten classes have been studying winter and learning how to conduct research to find out what they want to know. They recently shared trivia with each other. Each student wrote and illustrated a question and then read the question to the other students.

Check out photos here.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:09pm

The pre-kindergarten class recently visited the Please Touch Museum. Check out photos here.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:51pm


The Caldecott medal is awarded to the illustrator of a children’s book for especially distinguished work, and the Caldecott committee announces the winner of books published in 2014 at the start of February. LFS first and second graders held a mock Caldecott vote in their classrooms. In preparation for this, students read many of the previous award winning books as well as a large selection of books published in 2014 that were being touted as potential winners this year. As they read, they focused on how the artwork in a book enhances the story and noticed the different media and techniques that each artist uses. Everyone wrote book reviews of their favorite books. Students wrote to the Jon Klassn, the illustrator of their pick, Sam and Dave Dig and Hole. Jon Klassen wrote back! Read more here. 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:35pm


Following directions is an important developing skill for third and fourth graders. Recently  third and fourth grader science has tested those skills as students worked with wires, batteries and bulbs to test some of the vocabulary and concepts they have read about and played with at the Franklin Institute. The words conductor, insulator, and circuit have taken on very concrete meaning as students have explored materials. Unlike some  earlier experiments, they have instructions to guide their exploration and do perform little tests with the materials. There is such joy in watching the light bulb go off, and there has been a lot of that in the classroom this week.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:32am
All School

Due to weather conditions school will open two hours late today.  Students may arrive beginning at 9:30.  Classes will begin at 10:15.

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