Children in Kindergarten-Grade 5 have been focusing on kindness in Silent Meeting for the past few weeks.
Lower School Blog
Every Monday the children in the Oak Rooms go on a Monday Meander. With their treasure basket in hand, they head out on a simple walk around the block. Christine Boulay, Oak Room teacher states: “We engage our senses as we look for changes in the seasons, listen for birds, smell the budding flowers and touch sticky pinecones and crunchy leaves.” They take a picture of the same spot every week to document the seasonal changes and offer a point of reflection for children.
Communication is the reason the digital space exists, and communication is the best way to manage it. Sound like a riddle? It can be, according to Dr. Jill Walsh who has been working with parents, faculty, and students.
Girls in grades 3-5 finished up their half-year elective course with a culminating video of news stories and reports.
The entire Lower School engaged in the Cardboard Challenge, a design thinking challenge where students worked collaboratively and creatively to build natural or man-made structures from around the world. Each grade was assigned a continent, research was done in the classrooms and then structures were built in a three hour period in the Gym. The only materials used were cardboard, glue, tape and black markers.