Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Pumpkins and Parades!

The Upper Elementary students enjoy painting pumpkins and the Halloween parade: 


Friday, October 16, 2020

Outdoor Art, An Escape Room, Ziggurats and Organizational Skills

 Below, Upper Elementary students build beautiful works of art from natural elements. 


The 5th years completed an escape room centered on colonial Jamestown. If they look tired - it was hard being a colonist in the "starving time." It was a narrow escape!


4th years work on constructing a Mesopotamian ziggurat  


Having an organizing party! ("This is my kind of party!" Says Ms. Chelsea.) 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Outdoors, Poetry, Community Art

This week we tried to spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors. Chilly breezes, crunchy leaves, poetry -- fall is here! 

4th years enjoying literature time and discussion in our outdoor classroom. 

The 4th years get in on a community art project centered on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's leadership.  

Working on our note-taking skills while learning about Mesopotamia. 


Wrapping up their study of the American Civil War, 6th years read Whitman's "Oh Captain! My Captain!" 
Moved by Whitman's grief, some of our students decided to wear all black, like the Victorians, to mourn Lincoln's passing. 


5th years show off their dioramas centered on various Native American cultures.