Thursday, November 27, 2014

Peace is...

Mike Scalese, Teacher, Lower Elementary Room 2 
 
At LMS there are various ways we celebrate, honor and teach peace. Some Children's House classrooms have a Peace Table with a Peace Rock and/or Peace Flower for children to sit with while they practice active listening and resolve conflicts.
 
In Lower Elementary we focus a large portion of our morning meetings, especially during the first six weeks of school, on community building and peace education. We role play, practice conflict resolution and read books such as Amazing Grace, The Name Jar, Ferdinand and The Boy With Pink Hair.
 
This winter in LE2 we read the book a book about peace by Chandra Fernando. After reading a book about peace LE2 created our own peace book (see the slideshow below), with each student writing what reminds them of peace. We also created an interactive bulletin board titled "Peace Is..." and asked students, teachers, staff and parents to share what peace means to them.
 
Peace to me is love.
Peace to me is having a best friend.
Peace to me is a big pizza.
Peace to me is school.
Peace to me is a friend.
Peace to me is birds chirping.
Peace to me is listening to waves.
Peace to me is the warm sun.
Peace to me is walks in the woods.
Peace to me is a big piece of pie.
Peace to me is my brother.
Peace to me is playing music.
Peace to me is hearing the many “I love yous” every night from my daughter.
Peace to me is my mom and cuddly bear.
Peace to me is writing a card to someone.
Peace is to me is friends having fun.
Peace to me is making someone’s day.
Peace to me is a juicy piece of bacon.
Peace to me is building Legos.
Peace to me is writing a poem.
Peace to me is awesome.
Peace to me is river still and calm.
Peace to me is sunny warm day.
Peace to me is my mom.
Peace to me is my dog.
Peace to me is a rainbow.
Peace to me is a sunrise.
Peace to me is wearing a hat.
Peace to me is knowing you are loved.
Peace to me is wonderful.
Peace to me is helping the whole world.
Peace to me is caring for other people.
 
 
 
 

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LMS Winter Potluck!
Saturday, February 23rd 
5:30 to 8:00pm
Join us for an Evening of Dinner and Conversation
 
Dinner will be followed by a presentation by Peggy McIntosh, PhD, associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women
"What Can Parents do to Guide Children in an Inequitable World?"
 
Please join us for this engaging and enlightening community evening! 
 
 
For child care, please register with Kim McDonald.
 
Dinner will be soups and stews for adults and children. If you would like to bring a different meal for your child, feel free to do so.
 
Please be sure to check your email for an LMS Winter Potluck Sign Up Genius coming soon!
 
 
 
Family Volunteer Days at Cradles to Crayons:
 
The Giving Factory at C2C invites LMS families to join them to participate in special kid-focused service learning opportunities.
 
Sunday March 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00pm (with special guests Slyde the Fox and the Rev Girls of the New England Revolution)
 
Saturday May 18th from 1:00 to 3:00pm
 
Saturday June 8th from 1:00 to 3:00pm
 
Please RSVP to Julie and Dave at RSVPfamily@cradlestocrayons.org with the number of adults and children attending, along with the children's ages. If none of the above dates work for your family, please contact them and they will set up another time for your family to visit The Giving Factory at C2C.
 

 

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