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 Ann Palm
Before spring break, the PreK-4 class had started to create “Unquowa Town” on a large mural. We had houses, apartments, town houses, stores and all the community helper buildings. One thing missing was a playground or park. When we started our distance learning one of the activities suggested was to create a park or playground using materials you have at home. Aria was very excited about this assignment and made a very elaborate playground. Take a look!
Posted by Karen Williamson
Posted by Rebeca Espinosa
BRING YOUR PET TO CLASS day on Google Meet was a fun, engaging and enjoyable activity for 5th graders. Students had the opportunity to join the virtual class with their pet or stuffed animal. They introduced their pet’s name, breed, age, color, and characteristics in SPANISH!!
Posted by Sarah Pollex
Our older students know that exercise is a key element of staying healthy and fit! They are choosing their daily physical activities and are astute to include muscular strength and aerobic fitness in their workouts. Students in each class interact with each other as they describe their workouts on post-its, then submit them to our Gators PE Bulletin Board.
Each week the board starts empty but quickly becomes a chaotic collage of post-its that lets everyone else know the awesome activities their classmates are up to: “I skateboarded with my brother (he pulled me on the skateboard with a rope while I tried to stay on after his various attempts to get me thrown off)”; “I played frisbee with my dad and I need to work on not being scared that the frisbee is going to hit me”; “I biked 4 miles with my brother – he got home first but I’m still faster”; “I ran with my brother around the house 5 times, then we passed a birdie to each other with tennis rackets, but with no net.” We may be kept physically separate but our PE bulletin board keeps us physically active and together!
Posted by Ariel Warshaw
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
In our Informational Writing unit, fifth graders selected inspiring change-makers to research, report on, and embody. Their historical impact essays were not simply biographies. Instead, our writers explored the societal conditions of their figure’s life, and how those experiences influenced them to act and make a change. The students considered the long lasting legacies these inspirational people have left on our world.
While we had planned to cap off this unit by creating a living wax museum in the Unquowa gym, where students would dress up as their selected figures, the world had other plans – but that didn’t stop us! Despite being apart, we very much came together to create a Virtual Wax Museum for all to enjoy and explore. We hope that you leave our exhibit feeling empowered, inspired, and connected to one another.
“I think the greatest thing that we can do is take care of each other.” – Sophia Bush
Posted by Alice Desgranges
Lower School art classes were inspired by the work of children in Italy who made rainbows with a positive message and hung them in their windows. There, neighborhood children would see how many rainbows they can find when they take a walk. Some students in our area along with Pennsylvania and Massachusetts have started to do the same thing. Our students are excited to display their rainbows in the same way! “We got this!!”