Welcome to Lower School Notes!


Talking with 5th Grade Students about Race Ethnicity, and Nationality
Submitted by Dr. Mirangela Buggs, Director of Diversity and Equity Engagement

In February and March, I had the pleasure of working with the 5th grade around matters of diversity and equity. Given our racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse community at D-E, Ms. Lewis and 5th grade teachers thought it was important for students to “lean-in” to some discussions that shape their lives and realities as young people. Read More

Unity is Strength
Submitted by Sophia Dorner, Ericka Collado, Ed. D, and Jennifer Koteles on behalf of the Lower School Diversity Professional Learning Group (Madison Farrar, Ashley Gray, Sandra Harrison, and Mary Heveran)

“In union there is strength.” – Aesop

Our Diversity Values statement reads “The worth and dignity of every person at all levels of work, study, and play are paramount at Dwight-Englewood across any artificial lines of exclusion.”

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4th Grade Social Studies
Submitted by Michael Rodenbush, Kristin Geller, and Ronda Sowa

Throughout the fall, the fourth grade concentrated on geography and the economy. We learned about the seven continents, the hemispheres, longitude and latitude, countries, states and oceans. Also, we learned about the history of money. Roman soldiers were paid in salt! Hence the phrase, ‘Not worth his salt.’ We learned about the advent coins and paper money, the difference between a good and a service, and how scarcity can affect the price of a product. Read More.

Summer 2018: The Clock is Ticking!
Enrich your summer with D-E 360° Summer Connections! An exceptional day camp for Preschool – Grade 12, June 25 – August 3, 2018.

Discoveries & Adventures for our youngest campers in Preschool – Grade 4 includes “Passports around the World”! Campers will learn about continents around the globe, from Africa and Europe to Central, North, and South America, exploring what affects everyday life on Earth.

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