Lower School Blog

A Monday Meander

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.

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Creativity, Problem Solving, and Teamwork During the Cardboard Challenge

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. 

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