2020 Graduation

Portland KinderschuleClass Time, Special Events

Last Friday, 5th June 2020, we celebrated the graduation of 5 of our wonderful students with singing, balloons and a grand farewell in the PKS parking lot. We know that they all will go on to achieve great things in life and that some are literally reaching for the stars.It was an emotional time seeing our wonderful teachers and families … Read More

Let’s Talk About Trees

Portland KinderschuleClass Time

Today we had a visitor in class from Talk About Trees! Through forest artifacts, displays and hands-on activities, we learned all about forestry and the Oregon forest. We explored the school grounds discovering interesting leaves, unique seeds, and our school’s magnificent trees. Our Talk About Trees facilitator, Catherine, even shared in our adventure with a wooden flute. Afterward, everyone had … Read More

The Power of Play

Portland KinderschuleClass Time

A recent article in The Atlantic discusses the growing concern among researchers and parents that pushing preschoolers to focus on pre-academic essentials, such as phonics, could actually be decreasing our children’s enthusiasm about school.  The article notes that young children learn best by exploring the world around them in their own way, and by engaging in conversation with adults and … Read More