Look at What We Are Doing!
This page is both for children and about children. Prospective students might enjoy watching the slideshows and videos to get an idea of what Patchwork is all about. Or, for current families, children often enjoy talking about their experiences when they can see them in pictures. You might also check out our Weekly Digest for up to date information on current threads!
Train Set - October 2011
By Christy Lochary (Just click on the image to watch the video)
On this particular day, Nolan, Wyatt and Finn were having a great time playing with the train set. It was interesting to watch them negotiate with one another as to how they could all engage with it. As a bystander, I was at first concerned that Finn's control over the bridge connector was going to result in a huge conflict, but I stopped myself form intervening and just observed. I soon saw that each of the three of them had their own important role in the play. What isn't captured in thie video is that Evan later also joined the play in his own way by drawing a train track.
Tea Stand - November 2010
The Elementary School students have been investigating robots and decided they wanted to purchase robot kits, but needed to raise funds. So, they held a Tea Stand out front of the First School and raised over $60!
Bones, Extinction & Endangered Animals - November 2010
The First School students have been investigating bones, extinction, endangered species and dinosaurs. Here are pictures of bones they have found, a skull that was brought in, and eagle collages.
Walking Field Trip - August 2010
The Elementary school students started out the year with some walking field trips to get a better sense of the neighborhood. On this one they noticed the Middle School across the street, the new Fire Station, the Karate place next door, and some wonderful big trees!
Apple Experiments - August 2010
Because the Elementary school has an amazing apple tree out back, we had many opportunities to explore apples! They were eaten, baked, experimented with, thrown, and generally loved.
Apple Peeling - November 2010
We had a wonderful parent offering at the First School one afternoon where Nicki shared her apple peeler with the children. Everyone enjoyed watching the apples spin, and Poppy Seed enjoyed the left overs!
A Tire Road - December 2010
One surprisingly warm December day, normal sandbox play turned into an incredible tire road.