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This Week In: Middle School Science

Grade 8 Marine Science students are studying solubility and temperature, looking at water as the universal solvent. In this water chemistry lesson, students learned how different temperatures may affect solubility. This hands-on experiment allowed students to visualize what they have been learning so far and will tie into upcoming conversations about climate change. 

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Spotlight on Community Partnerships: Save the Bay

The following is a guest blog post written by Grade 1 Teacher Jennie Green and Assistant Teacher Sheila Hallisey. Thank you, Jennie and Sheila!

Grade 1 students have participated in two field trips to Save the Bay so far this year. On the first adventure, the class went to Colt State Park in Bristol, RI, to explore a salt marsh, sandy beach, and rocky shore. Three amazing Save the Bay staff members guided the students in their hands-on experience. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the plant and animal life in the region.

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Coding Carnival in Lower School

Monday, December 6 kicked off the Week of Code at Lincoln School! All of our students from our littlest learners through Upper School participated in the weeklong coding extravaganza. There were two guest speakers for our Middle and Upper School, and a Coding Carnival in the Lower School Library!

Lower School students explored a variety of robots, coding programs, and problem-solving software this week with Erin Broderick, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Meagan Lenihan, Lower School Librarian. 

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This Week in: Figurative Sculpture and Life Drawing

Figurative Sculpture and Life Drawing classes visit the RISD Museum to view the Shahzia Sikander Extraordinary Realities Exhibit, December 7, 2021

“Born and Raised in Pakistan, Shahzia Sikander gained international recognition in the 1990s for her pioneering role in bringing painting traditions from South and Central Asia into a dialogue with contemporary practices. Her work interrogates cultural identity, racial narratives, colonial and post-colonial histories, and issues of gender and sexuality.” Jan Howard, Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, RISD Museum

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Week of Code Kicks Off with Guest Speaker Nathalie Miebach

Week of Code at Lincoln School kicked off on December 6 with a presentation by Nathalie Miebach. Miebach is a Boston-based sculptor who translates scientific data into woven sculptures and musical scores. She's been doing this for nearly 20 years and focuses predominantly on weather and climate change. Lately, she's also been focusing on COVID-19 data and is interested in exploring not just the scientific phenomena of weather and how it impacts us, but also the human response to these events, especially in the context of climate change.

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Middle School Athletes Work on Speed and Agility

New to Lincoln this fall, Grades 5-8 were offered Speed and Agility training in between fall and winter sports seasons. Over 35 students signed up for the two-week training session, looking to prepare themselves for their upcoming seasons. 

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An Interview with Jumanji Author Chris Van Allsburg

On Wednesday, November 10, the Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors hosted a presentation with Chris Van Allsburg, moderated by Lincoln Head of School Sophie Glenn Lau '88. Chris Van Allsburg is an American Illustrator and Writer, well known for his work including Jumanji and The Polar Express.

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This Week In: Middle School Science

This fall, Grade 7 students in Science Teacher Katy Wood's class are learning how to identify the trees around the Lincoln School campus. By analyzing characteristics such as the unique leave shape and bark pattern of each tree, they will be able to classify the different species around the school. 

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26 Books to Read During Native American Heritage Month (and Every Month!)

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, our amazing librarians have compiled an all-ages booklist of stories and resources that explore the diverse Indigenous experience in the United States. 

Please enjoy the below selections, and keep an eye out for more suggestions from our librarians throughout the year. 

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Full STEAM Ahead: Advanced Statistics

Linear Regression, but make it fun!

That was Math Faculty Kathy Bliss's idea when her Advanced Statistics course reached this chapter in her lesson plans. In teaching her students the concepts related to linear regression, she posed a question to her students. How to safely launch a projectile off the balcony without it hitting the ground. The projectile: Barbie. 

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Full STEAM Ahead: Engineering and Design

At Lincoln School, STEAM is more than just Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math—it is a way of learning. As an educational discipline, STEAM sparks a lifelong passion for arts and sciences in learners from a very early age. Our own STEAM framework goes even further, emphasizing not only how to learn—how to formulate questions, how to investigate, how to experiment, how to create—but how to engage the creative process in developing different methods for all of those activities.

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Halloween Festivities on Campus

Middle & Upper School students kicked off the Halloween festivities today with a costume parade! We love seeing the creativity and humor students channeled in their costumes this year. Faculty and Staff even got in on the action, with special guest appearances and characters everywhere. Each division awarded several prizes in the categories of:

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Sports Wrap: Fall Seasons Wrapping Up

This week our Middle School athletes wrapped up their seasons, and are looking forward to starting winter sports.

Varsity Field Hockey had a great run, making it to the quarter-finals where they concluded their season. Varsity Tennis, Soccer, and Cross Country are still in the midst of their respective competition seasons. The Cross Country team will be competing in the RI Interscholastic Class Championship on Saturday, October 30 at Ponaganset High School. Varsity Tennis and Soccer are chasing championships, with Tennis taking on Bay View Academy in the semi-finals on Monday, November 1 at Faxon Farm. Soccer has its final regular-season game this evening and is hopeful to host a playoff game at Faxon Farm in the coming weeks. 

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Lower School Students Benefit From Community Partnerships at Extended Day

Community - ask anyone at Lincoln what their favorite thing about our school is and they’re likely to mention our incredible community. Our community extends farther than our students, faculty, and families. We engage with our greater Providence and Rhode Island community members both inside and outside of the classroom, and our extended day programs are no different.

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Happenings in Middle School History

Skill building is central to the middle school history curriculum, but so is having fun! Earlier this fall, the sixth-grade historians in Jess Kimball-Veeder’s classes assumed the role of CSI agents as they investigated the mystery of Ötzi, a Neolithic Age man whose mummified body was discovered trapped in the icy landscape of the Alps by hikers in 1991. To set the scene for the investigation, drama teacher Don Mays created a highly engaging and humorous video for the students

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An Update on the Copper Beech Tree

While our front lawn’s distinctive appearance will change on November 24, 2021, this is a reminder for us all that our community inhabits a larger ecosystem, ever-changing and magnificent. 

To that end, Lincoln School will approach this albeit sad milestone as an opportunity to do what Lincoln does best—set the stage for deep learning. Through the years, Lincoln students have explored the tree as an artistic medium, investigated it through scientific inquiry, and simply used it as a space to come together. 

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A Message From the Head of School: Bold Improvements

It has been a joy to watch the playground and the new Lower School STEAM space take shape over the last few months.  The new playground, designed to encourage movement and sensory exploration. has state of the art equipment that includes spinners and climbers, a musical sensory garden, and a balance trail. The STEAM space, designed to inspire discovery and innovation,  includes 3-D printers, Lego walls for building, and ample space to store tools and consumables to be used for project-based learning. 

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