All of our groups in 2012-2013 except Kindergarten are mixed-age groups. You can read a letter from principal Julia Finney about why Miquon often prefers to group two grades together in this way.
Marisa & Celia’s Nursery (3 and 4 year-olds) – class blog
Toni & Sherry’s Kindergarten – class blog and slideshow
Rich & Elisa’s 1st-2nd grade – class blog
Rossana & Marie’s 1st-2nd grade – class blog and Fall 2012 photo gallery
Sarah & Ted’s 3rd-4th grade – class blog
Kate & Diana’s 3rd-4th grade – class website
Lynn & Mark’s 5th-6th grade – class website
Diane & Jeri’s 5th-6th grade – class blog
You can also read a full account of last year’s learning and teaching in the curriculum report for each group. The curriculum report is sent out by class to each Miquon family after the school year ends. It is a retrospective document, not a set of lesson plans. Teachers communicate their intentions and goals to parents in many ways during the school year through group meetings, individual conversations, and classroom newsletters. The curriculum report is the teachers’ review of the entire year, looking back and making observations after their plans, projects, problems, and revelations are long over. One of the distinguishing features of this report is the great extent to which each teacher’s style, focus, and personality come through in this retrospective narrative.
(Please note that last year’s staffing and group structure may not correspond exactly to the current year.)