2.6 Curriculum Night: Upstanders and Agents of Change
Thursday, February 6, 6:30 pm*
featuring our new 10th Tenet
Event start: Louis and Sarah’s Room
Please RSVP to attend Curriculum Night!
This year we’re hosting a very important curriculum event that is dedicated to highlighting our (new) 10th tenet–the belief that children can be upstanders and agents of change–and how this Progressive educational philosophy comes to life in our classrooms.
We believe that children can be upstanders and agents of change. Fostering respect for differences and developing the skills to challenge racism, hate, and bigotry helps children to make positive contributions in the world.
Join us for an evening in the classrooms with our teachers, who will showcase our antibias work that’s designed for just the right age and developmental stage of children by grade level. Following a brief introduction in Louis and Sarah’s classroom, teachers and specialists will lead you through a series of explanations and activities that demonstrate our antibias work with children.
During the program, you can expect:
- To hear an overview of the tenet and why it is important;
- To learn about a classroom routine that helps children practice upstander skills; and
- To learn about an interactive project or study that embodies the 10th tenet, such as our social justice data fair in fifth and sixth grade, our study of indigenous peoples in third and fourth grade, and our study of wants (like a new bike) versus needs (like access to books and shelter) in first and second grade.
*We’ll offer refreshments for program attendees starting at 6:15 pm; the formal program begins at 6:30.
Please RSVP so we can prepare materials and sessions appropriately for the number of attendees expected at this event.
Child care, including a pizza dinner, will be provided for Curriculum Night attendees for $10 per child for up to 20 children on a first come, first served basis. This fee covers child care from regular school dismissal (3:00 pm) through the end of Curriculum Night. You can send your child to child care at any time; pizza will be served at 5:30 pm, with leftovers saved for those who arrive at 6:30. Please mention you require child care when you RSVP.
(Please note, we do welcome younger siblings for evening care, although we cannot accommodate children in diapers.)
If you have questions about this event, please get in touch with Rossana Zapf by emailing [email protected] or phoning 215.806.1560.