Did you know…that boy-girl friendships help children learn things that they may not learn in same-gender peer relationships? Being friends with the opposite gender helps children see beyond any traditional gender stereotypes they may have already internalized, and helps them explore different parts of their own personalities. (Click on "Read more" at the bottom left corner to see the remainder of this post.)
Our school’s 10th annual musical theatre production—Newsies, The Broadway Musical—was a magical experience! Our student actors, singers, dancers, and musicians together transported the audience to New York City in 1918. Their performances were the culmination of months of hard work, by over half of the Secondary Division’s students, both on the stage and behind the scenes, as well as the efforts of their teacher and parent volunteers. (Click on "Read more" at the bottom left to see M. Mousseau's full blog.)
The View from the First Floor (highlights from my week):
Report card season is once again upon us, and so I have spent time this week reading teachers’ comments about each child’s progress since November. As always, the comments truly capture how well our teachers know each student, and how intentional they are in highlighting strengths and supporting areas of growth. In areas ranging from peer relationships to scissor skills, CFIS educators have remarkable “tool kits” of strategies to help each child flourish.