Because we prize community at PDS, we deliberately set aside time to gather in multi-age groups for an activity about once a month. We end our small group activity with a whole school gathering.
Septembers have “firsts” with great frequency, and this week brought the first All School Activity. The theme was “Getting to Know You,” and the activity was figuring out a way for the group to make a machine.
We had airport conveyer belts, candlepin bowling, ATMs, ice cream machines and more.
While seniors generally provided the leadership, every child had a part in making the machine– and often the younger children provided the key moving parts.
Here are some photos– showing conception, rehearsal and final, fascinating presentation in the gym.