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A Midsummer Night's Dream; An Epic Event!

On the cusp of Thanksgiving break, the Lincoln School community was treated to a weekend of on-stage magic with the performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The group transformed the Ebner, Elson, Hart Music Center into a picturesque Athens and an enchanted forest, with brilliant costuming, set design, and lighting to mark the transformation of one setting into another. A stunning dance number turned Athenians into fairies and gave the audience time to appreciate the artistry of every aspect of the play. 

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  • Middle School
  • Upper School
A Celebration of All Things French!

At Lincoln, we believe that learning about cultures is a core part of language learning. This past week, students had the opportunity to put their knowledge of both to the test! 

The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) recently organized the 22nd annual National French Week. This week-long celebration of all things French took place in schools, communities, and AATF chapters across the country from November 3–11, 2022, with extended activities throughout the month.

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  • Little School
Warmth on a Cold Fall Day

What does a cold, fall day call for? Hot applesauce! Our Gingko class helped wash, peel, cut, and add cinnamon to our apples. They even learned how to use an old-fashioned apple peeler and corer.

Just like a science experiment, when cooking, children observe changes in food ingredients, they learn about actions and consequences. They learn about temperature, floating, melting, freezing, and (sometimes) burning. They learn and practice math skills and it promotes problem solving and creativity. And nothing in a classroom would be complete without social engagement! All happening in these magical moments.

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  • Middle School
A Visit to Penikese Island: Dynamic Programming and Connections to the Classroom

We were thrilled to be able to take our entire 6th and 7th grades on a field trip to Penikese Island in Buzzard’s Bay during two recent and unseasonably warm and sunny days this fall. Working with the Penikese Island School, we boarded the boat in Woods Hole for a beautiful 40 minute trip to Penikese Island at the tip of the Elizabeth Islands (we saw seals in the water and roaming cows on the island we passed).

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Aquaponics and Hydroponics Using 3D Printed Parts: Two Food Systems

How do you build an efficient and compact farm inside of a school? Lincoln students have the answer: aquaponics and hydroponics! In a collaboration between our biology and STEAM education departments, Upper School students have built their very own indoor farms using fish, 3D printed parts, and everything in between. 

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  • Lower School
Thank You to Our Veterans

Recently a Grade 1 parent came to the classroom to share his story, photos, and jacket from his time in the Army. He shared that he enlisted at the age of 18 and how joining the Army helped to pay for college. The girls were very interested to hear about the tanks that he had to learn how to fix, and had the opportunity to ask questions about his experiences. Before he left, the girls presented him with the rocks and thank you letters. 

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Styleweek First Critique: Lincoln STEAM Partnerships in Action

Earlier this month, our 12 Styleweek students received their first critique from Rosanna Ortiz, founder and CEO of RMO Public Relations, the creator and Executive Director of Fashion Week and Non-Profit Styleweek Northeast, and the creator of the Lincoln Styleweek Seedling partnership. Each Styleweek season, students design and then create their own wearable garments using only recycled materials. 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Takes Shape as our Fall Play!

Midsummer is a play about love, magic, and hijinx. Fierce friendships and romantic antics. Its vivid poetry counters the downright silliness of the plot, and this ensemble has taken to both elements with aplomb. They are a supportive, playful, and loving group. Our process has been speedy and I ask a lot of each actor, showing them just how much is possible in a relatively short rehearsal process. I have been so proud to watch the show come together. Our off-book date swiftly approaches, and actors are hard at work memorizing lines and blocking, as well as a dance sequence!

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Collaboration is Key to Lincoln’s Model United Nations Team’s Record of Success

Members of the Upper School Model United Nations (MUN) Club took part in the annual Wheeler School MUN conference on Sunday, October 16. Students were assigned roles on committees, representing countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia, while other students represented the interests of specific people, such as union organizers and political leaders.

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