Steps – As A Theme

September 11, 2013

Head of School Posts, Uncategorized

Each year, the teachers at Tower select a theme.  The idea is that this theme will be integrated into the program in varied and imaginative ways through the year.  The theme brings the community together and inspires creativity and thoughtfulness.  Last year, our theme was “reflections.”  In prior years, we highlighted: bridges, lighthouses, quilts, and roots.

At our opening all-school assembly on Friday, Mr. Shepard announced that the theme this year will be “steps.”  Together, the community sang “Step by Step,” a song set to a traditional Irish melody that was used by the United Mine Workers Union.  The lyrics:

Step by step the longest march can be one, can be won.
Many stones can form an arch, singly none, singly none.
And in the union what we will, can be accomplished still.
Drops of water turn a mill, singly none, singly none.

I just stepped (get it??) through Tower’s hallways and found early evidence of the ways our teachers and students will integrate this year’s theme into our program.

Here’s a photograph from outside of the Pre-K classroom:

Look Who Is Stepping into Pre-k!

Our science teachers posted the following question:  “What are the steps of the scientific method?”

And outside of third grade, the following inspiration attributed to Will Smith:  “The first step is, you have to say that you can.”

We’re looking forward to seeing the ways our teachers and students continue to express the theme  throughout the year.

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