The Great Melt has begun

Just a reminder that this Saturday, March 28th from 2-4 is Woodland’s annual Open House! 

All families and students are welcome to be here to meet and greet prospective families, answer questions about your experiences in the program, and give tours of the school space, inside and outside.  We look forward to spending the afternoon with you!

Happy Birthday, Lily!

Journey choosing process is ongoing and the topic tags still remain are:

  • Medieval Times

  • 20th Century America

  • Make it Move!

  • I.D.A (I'll Do Anything Tag)

Woodland students had an opportunity to join a middle school PE class at Profile School on Wednesday with students developing leadership skills through the Project Venture Program.  We played games that boosted our heart rate, learned how to find our pulse, calculated our heart rate and target heart rate, and measured how hard we were working and playing on the Borg’s Scale of Perceived Exertion.

Popsicle Stick Bridge and Gooey Gumdrop House Architecture challenge was offered during Free Choice on Tuesday. For the bridge construction there was opportunity for planning, construction, design, and teamwork to meet requirements of load, stress, and aesthetic. The bridges were made with a maximum of 200 popsicle sticks, could span 14 inches, and had to hold a minimum 5 pound weight. Students could work independently or with a team and were given the option of going online for a maximum of 10 minutes to gain some understanding and ideas.  The resulting bridges built were all variations of beam bridges... come check out the results! 

Building Gumdrop Houses was a project for the younger kids. They built their houses large enough to accommodate their gummy bear "family" using principles of geometry for strength. Their houses were two story, one story, pyramids, cubes, cantilevered, had outdoor shrubs and fires, etc. So much fun!

The first installment of the Harry Potter Book Club met on Wednesday during Reading. Cole, Tess, Luca, Heidi, Faustine, and Abby joined together to discuss Book 1 : Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. Tess made chocolate frogs (a specialty from the story), they sorted each other into "houses", picked their positions on the Quidditch team, sorted potions and poisons to replicate what Hermione succeeded at to help Harry, shared their favorite parts in the book, and examined character names to find hidden meaning. Fun was had by all. Plans for the 2nd Harry Potter book club were made: Book Two should be read by the first Wednesday in May!

Recess & Free Choice Happenings:

  • Capture the Flag

  • Soccer

  • King of the (snow)Mountain

  • Building Fairy Houses

  • Swinging

  • Sledding

  • Sliding

  • Climbing Trees

  • Popsicle Stick Bridge Challenge

  • Gumdrop Architecture

  • Harry Potter Book Club

  • Batiking

  • OSE

  • Writing w/ Jessie

  • Nordic Skiing

  • Share

  • Shopping at the Coop

  • Open House Prep

Have a great day and we hope to see you on Saturday!