Winter Workshops

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Every winter, at the end of January, we have a Saturday morning workshop for current MWS students and a special adult of their choosing.  In the past, we called it “Fathers’ Workshop,”  because it was typically Mom who brought the child to school while Dad went to work, and “Father’s Workshop” gave Dad an opportunity to see what happens at school.  Because those more traditional parenting roles are not necessarily the norm anymore, we leave it to our families to decide who gets to share in this fun morning! Students and their guests are free to move about the school enjoying their favorite activities. The morning is a casual and creative way for children to share with a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or caregiver some of the things that make school so much fun for them during the week.

There’s a room to explore sensory materials like shaving cream, silly putty, moon sand, and playdough. There is a classroom which is converted into a busy woodworking shop; another is a quiet room for playing with some of our challenging games and building toys. The “creation station” is a place to create wonderful items using recycled art materials. And of course, there are snacks to enjoy when the mid-morning munchies hit. Teachers host each activity area and love to see children and adults exploring together.

This unique, multi-generational event allows children and family members a chance to spend time together unplugged from TV, electronics, and the usual family busy-ness of a Saturday morning.

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