We are excited to introduce the Stuart Hall Tinker Lab this school year. The Tinker Lab will serve as a maker’s space for our youngest learners to problem solve, innovate, wonder, and tinker with various materials and the world around them. The lab supports our METALS curriculum, and will include discovery activities in the disciplines of Math, Engineering, Technology, Art, Logic, and Science. Each week, boys in grades PK3-3rd will be presented with tasks or challenges to complete in the lab that are directly connected to current themes and curricula. The lab is equipped with child-sized tools, nails, screws, bolts, pegs, and more. Additionally, the lab houses amenities that include a drafting table, magnetic wall, light discovery table, a cozy think-tank space, art supplies and media, and a Lego wall just to name a few. We are looking forward to seeing our boys grow and challenge themselves in this fun and exciting environment!
1. Our teachers do awesome character voices.
2. We read in cozy places.
3. We read with our friends.
4. Our dads come to read to us.
5. The books we read come to life.
On Wednesday, Sept. 7, we hosted our first Preschool Chapel. It was a special time where the boys recited the Pledge of Allegiance as a Preschool, discussed our Quality of the Month, Friendship, and prayed together for friends and family. Mrs. Stephanie introduced us to a special friend of Jesus, Mother Teresa, and touched on her canonization, as well as the ways she spread God's love. We sang a song about friendship and charged the boys to be inclusive, caring friends. We left with our hearts full of joy, excited to continue this new tradition each Wednesday throughout the school year.
Over the school year, I will use this blog to highlight the exciting learning of our preschool and lower school boys, as well address buzz topics in education and provide fun activities for you and your sons to do at home.