Virtual Red Folder

Plymouth Meeting Friends School’s weekly electronic newsletter. Check back every Friday for a new edition during the school year. Email office@pmfs1780.org and ask to be added to our email subscription list.

November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

Forts and Fairy Houses with Friends from Afar First and Second Graders have been enjoying building forts and fairy houses throughout the fall, so were excited when recent storms brought down some more raw materials. Third and Fourth Graders also like building forts, and what has unfolded is a cross-grade cooperative building project. As classes…

November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

Virtual Mandate from Montgomery County Office of Public Health The MCOPH is mandating that all schools go virtual 11/23-12/4. This means that all PMFS students will be learning from home 11/23-11/24 and 11/30-12/4. Please see the email Brenda sent out this afternoon for more details. Blasting Off in Pre-K A few weeks ago, Pre-K students…

November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

Autumn Day in Kindergarten One perk of Kindergarten going temporarily virtual was that students had a costume fashion show as part of their Autumn Day celebration (pictured from top to bottom: Friendly Lantern Fly, Rainbow Laughing Dinosaur, Black Panther, Hungry Leopard). The day of fun continued with a Halloween scavenger hunt around their houses, time…

October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020

Building Math Manipulatives Sixth Graders are learning cube roots. What better way to understand a cube than to build one? The Math In Focus curriculum is a great balance between the concrete and the abstract. Students learned how prime factorization can be helpful in finding both square roots and cube roots. Help More Students Attend…

October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Social-Emotional Learning in Pre-K Social-emotional learning is integral to our Pre-K program. The class has been reading books to help identify their feelings like Today I Feel by Madalena Moniz and books about gratitude to help form the habit of being thankful for something each day. They also practice mindfulness and have short meditations in…

October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020

Skipping and Jumping Up the Path Fifth and Sixth Grades are working collaboratively to create a sensory path from The Little House to the Corson. They are designing and painting a colorful set of visual cues (jump from lily pad to lily pad!) on the existing pavement to encourage fellow students to move their bodies…

October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020

Graveyard Math This week Third and Fourth Grade took rubbings of gravestones to learn more about some of the people who made up our community in the past. Both in-person and at-home kids used this information to discuss Plymouth history, family genealogies, and review and concretize current math concepts. A staple in the Fourth Grade…

October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Warming Up With Spelling First and Second Grade are learning about the importance of a warm-up before they start their PE class.  Incorporated into each warm-up are various exercises to get their bodies ready to play. The students work in groups to spell each other’s names during the ABC Fitness Warm-Up to help practice their…

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

The Benefits of Routines by Brenda The start of a school year is a joyful time that can include challenges around time, schedules and transitions. A typical school day (virtual or in-person) involves dozens of transitions for a child—some easier than others. Children find comfort in routines. They learn to predict what comes next and…

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Back-to-School Night Goes Virtual Join us for a Zoom Back-to-School night on Thursday, 9/24 at 7:00 pm. Teachers will host meetings for individual classes, and will send Zoom links to parents. This is a great opportunity to hear about what goes on in the classroom, put faces to names for fellow parents, and have your…

September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

A Great First Few Days! It has been heartwarming to see students, in-person and virtual, settling into the new school year this week. With kind guidance from teachers about physical distancing, kids were soon joyfully reuniting and making new friends. Today, grades one and up came together virtually for our first Meeting for Worship of…