The Valley School

Life at Valley

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.
Ancient Rome Storytelling

Ancient Rome Storytelling Illustrating and authoring comic strips about the myth of Romulus and Remus kept second graders engaged this week in the work of re-telling, organizing and synthesizing the ancient story.
Tree Fort Exploration

Tree Fort Exploration Students are exploring and investigating our plum trees on the upper school playground from a new vantage point this week. The new tree fort is creating a special place for student exploration, friendship fostering, and creative play.
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Upcoming Events

Friends and Family Gathering Prior to Parade
Date: 10/31/2014, 2:15 PM 2:45 PM
Halloween Parade
Date: 10/31/2014, 2:45 PM 3:30 PM
Coffee and Conversation with Alan Braun (3-5th)
Date: 11/5/2014, 8:30 AM 9:15 AM
Location: Spanish Room
Tour Day
Date: 11/6/2014, 9 AM 11 AM

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.