Posts Tagged: kindergarten

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The Head’s Perspective: A New Year Message from Landis Green
January 23, 2019
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Most of what happens in schools is tied to an academic year, from late summer through late spring. That said, the launch of the new calendar year is always positively marked by two events. During our first week back from winter break, we annually host a gathering of alumni, many of whom are still home […]
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East-West Encounter: Japanese Educators Visit Wildwood
June 6, 2012
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At Wildwood, we believe in sharing.  Through the Wildwood Outreach Center, we share our best educational practices with educators locally, nationally, and internationally.  This week the Outreach Center welcomed a visit by eight early childhood and early elementary educators from Japan, who visited the elementary campus to see the best of Wildwood in action. After […]
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Best Buds
May 23, 2012
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Our approach at Wildwood is very intentionally age-mixed. The benefits of blending kids of slightly varying ages and abilities are clear, both in the classroom, and out. On a recent Tuesday on the elementary campus, I watched two groups of students entering the Big Yard in straight lines from opposite corners.  The 3rd graders, coming […]
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The power of words
March 7, 2012
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At Wildwood, words and relationships matter, and that’s clear even when you drop in on the K-1 Whale Pod and spend some time with our youngest students. I arrived before class started and most students were already in the room, anticipating their day.  Some set up chairs at the four small, kid-sized tables.  Others check […]
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Come out and play!
February 16, 2012
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At Wildwood, play is important, encouraged, and often, inspired. At the Wildwood speedway pod students teamed up with partners: one sits on a colored, platform scooter and the other stands behind with hands on partner’s shoulders, ready to “drive” around the figure-8 Wildwood Speedway track. Fun, right? It’s also about the art of negotiation. Wildwood […]
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The Tables Turn
October 27, 2011
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In my role as communication director for Wildwood School, I’m used to being the one asking the questions. I’m a former newspaper reporter, so I’m well-versed in the who-what-where-when-why-how line of inquiry. Therefore, it was with some reluctance today that I laid down my pen and pad and went from interviewer to interviewee. Sara Lev, […]
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Games. Songs. Stories. Could learning Spanish really be this much fun?
October 6, 2011
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Its 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and the Whale Pod—one of Wildwood’s four multi-age kindergarten/1st grade classes, is ramping up. “¡Hola!” greets Catalina Hernandez, one of the elementary school Spanish teachers. “¿Comó estas?” As she speaks, Catalina’s whole body seems to say hello: her facial expression is exaggerated, she waves excitedly, and she practically sweeps […]