The Valley School

Life at Valley

Fairy Tale Times

Fairy Tale Times The 5th grade publication of the Fairy Tale Times is hot off the press! Students explored journalism techniques, refined their peer revision skills, and practiced writing for a broad audience as they re-interpreted classic fairy tales. They imagined classic characters reacting to real-life situations through writing, advertising, comic strips, crossword puzzles and more in this culminating project.
Math At Our Fingertips

Math At Our Fingertips Mathematical learning is literally at the fingertips of our Valley students. We explore and work using manipulatives and consistently stress process instead of product only. Having partner and class discussions and using real life situations, hands-on activities bridge the connection between the abstract and symbolic language of mathematics.
Peer Portraiture

Peer Portraiture 5th Grade artists got into pairs and they began their work by looking at the shape of their partner’s jaw, noticing that it was more of a U-shape or a V-shape. They then painted their facial features, noticing the distance and relationships between them. Lastly, they added hair texture and other characteristics unique to them, like freckles and clothing details.
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We are a pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, independent school located in Seattle's Madison Valley. We carefully attend to the individual development of each child and encourage their innate passion for learning through intellectual exploration, imaginative thinking and the practice of kindness.

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Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.