“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” -Maria Montessori
The Autobiography Project is nearing completion after three months of gathering information, interviewing family members, and writing research papers. Upper El students have done an amazing job preparing to present their projects. Apart from working on their papers and slide shows, they are also preparing presentation boards. There is a real sense of accomplishment as everything is coming together after so much focused work. While working, there is a palpable sense of joy among the students, and they are enjoying learning more about each other throughout this process. I hope you appreciated the opportunity this project provided to connect and share details of your family’s history with your child.
We are eagerly anticipating welcoming you for presentations on Thursday evening. The evening will begin with oral presentations. Each student has chosen a chapter of their autobiography to present to the whole group. After the formal presentations, you will be invited to move around the room, and the children will present the rest of their autobiographies in a gallery style. Please remember the following in preparation for Thursday night:
- Children should dress in neat attire appropriate for a formal presentation.
- Please arrive promptly. We will begin presentations at 5:00.
- There is no shuttle bus for this event. Please park at the school.
- Children with siblings in middle school and lower elementary will present first.
Please check your child’s backpack for information about our overnight field trip to Nature’s Classroom. There are important documents to be filled out and returned to school, which are coming home with students today.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Karen & Krystin