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Lessons learned on playing field of life

Original post made on May 22, 2008

Room 25 at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park was empty this morning. Normally, the carefully orchestrated chaos of the classroom echoes through the school, but today it was quiet. And for a special reason.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Gary Harpell
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm

A beautifully written piece. Liesl is such a gifted writer. I'm thrilled for the kids in Mrs. Murphy's class. What an awesome learning opportunity. I wish more kids would be given the opportunity to participate in the event.


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Posted by Sharon McKenzie
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Thanks Lies for writing this and sharing it with us. I applaud you for your great faith and enthusiasm. The kids, teachers, aids, parents, returning supporters, you are all winners. Bravo!


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Posted by Noreen Carruthers
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on May 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Sometimes the biggest lessons are taught to us by the smallest children. Thank you for sharing you story and for letting us know that "the village" is alive and well.


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Posted by Kelly Brieger
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 12, 2008 at 9:05 am

I'm so proud of Room 25. I happen to be a mom of one of the kids. And, not only did she grow tremendously from her year with Ms. Murphy and Mr. Ruth, but the classes together became such good friends. We will miss Mr. Ruth's class next year, since they are moving to Encinal. Thank you for this article, it's a lovely memory of the 2nd grade.


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