From September’s opening day to June’s closing ceremonies, we document and share events from all over our campus in an attempt to continuously communicate all the diverse goings-on at The Unquowa School. From school-wide events, assemblies, visiting presenters and other highlights from around campus, here’s a sample of what’s happening…
Posted by George Seferidis
We are so delighted to present the 1st edition of UnquowaZine to the community. A student led, authentic literary and art magazine filled with work from PreK-3 to Grade 4. It speaks to the Lower School’s commitment to the written word and artistic expression. From the PreK-3 Frida Kahlo portraits to the Grade 4 poetry, lower school students are consistently finding was in which to express themselves. The Grade 3 and 4 students who worked to edit and gather all of these pieces, were continuously in awe as they surveyed the work of their fellow students. We the faculty advisors could not be more proud.
Posted by George Seferidis
We are excited to present, Pen & Paper Volume 10!
This year’s magazine features sophisticated and well-crafted poems and short stories with powerful themes. We have a few satires whose QR code you can scan to experience online. Our art staff has produced stunning photography. Student poetry displays wonderful imagery, lyricism, and wonder. Enjoy student work from the 2018-2019 academic year!
Physical copies of the magazine will be available for purchase during closing ceremonies or click here to order one online.
Posted by Ann Palm
The PreK classes had an authentic camping experience, including rain! First, in the Unquowa woods we set up a tent. The children were amazed that a bag of material could make an outside house. The kids hammered in stakes, held poles and watched as the center pole went up to finish our house in the woods. Then we all got inside, opened windows and learned about different camping equipment. Without water, toilets and electricity, life is different outside. Everything is compact and easy to carry. The folding chairs were like puzzles, sleeping bags for sleeping, buckets to get water, lanterns for light and the firepit for cooking. The nesting pots were a favorite as the kids pretended to cook. Another favorite was finding worms for fishing. Unfortunately we didn’t catch anything but one child proudly announced, “I caught a leaf!” Even our specials were outside. During art class we made wood fairies out of clothespins and found homes for them on trees. In Makerspace we remade an old shelter with sticks and leaves. The children were true campers and were not affected by the rain. They played with their fairies and listened to books in the tent. The highlight of the day was the smores cooked on the fire pit mmmm good!
Posted by wenyiche
Ni Hao! 5th-8th grade Mandarin students visited Ginko restaurant in Fairfield for lunch, and most importantly, everyone ordered in Mandarin! Learning a language is all about using it! Zhang Laoshi and I were so excited to see how shocked the waiters were by our students speaking Mandarin to them. The students had a great time, one said “the more Chinese food you have, the more you love Chinese culture!”
Posted by Megan Kirk
Today in fourth grade we had a master class on performing short scenes with a partner. We talked about how when you are sharing a scene with someone you have to really listen to what your scene partner is saying before responding with your lines. We also talked about how character choices could change a scene in many ways. In addition, we worked on our vocal projection and diction. After each performance we gave notes to the performer on what they did well and what they could do to enhance the scene for next time. In this short class students learned so much about how little choices can make a big difference when performing! It was a very fun class!
Posted by Lloyd Mitchell