Inspiring Life-long Learning for 25 Years
In the Classroom 3/24/2017. Please enjoy this glimpse into what our students have been learning and doing this week!
Many early childhood families gathered at Spring Valley Nature Center on Friday to visit the heritage farm and to experience the tapping of trees and boil down to make maple syrup. Thanks to Dave Brooks and his staff for welcoming us on such a beautiful morning!
A hike in Nippersink Forest Preserve.
You see, we have been invited to the Royal Stables of King Justo and Queen Jillian, and an R.S V.P. is required.
We learned what makes a letter more than just just a few words on the page. As a result, we can now respond to the invitation!
The bearded figures are knitted to resemble the characters from the legend in which St. Jerome helps a lion with a painful thorn, resulting in the lion befriending the saint. This knitted and purled project was chosen to coincide with the story, which was brought to the students during main lesson.
Open for business! The 3rd graders have been working diligently to count money and make change. They shared their market experience by having the other classes come and buy their wares. Thanks to all who visited!
The fourth graders have begun preparations for their animal projects. Over the course of the next month, they will be creating a book and a diorama on an animal of their choice. Chapters of the book will include: habitat, diet, family life, and interesting facts. As the children look into the story of each animal, they will discover what makes these animals unique and what makes them thrive in the world. In this introduction to zoology, the curriculum focuses on the characteristics of the animals of the world and the relationship they hold to humans.
Counting circles and free hand geometry. This lesson strengthens visual spatial orientation, sequencing, and body geography.
And finally, the seventh and eighth graders are combing 2-D and 3-D techniques by carving clay away to partially reveal a form and drawing a background onto the clay behind the form to create relief sculptures.