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Bulldog Broadcast – “Ready to Report!”

Bulldog Broadcast – “Ready to Report!”

The Lower School halls have been buzzing this past month with a new project – The Bulldog Broadcast! In any given week, you may see a handful of fifth graders wearing fedoras and carrying iPads as they interview students and staff with ‘The Question of the Week’....
Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Building blocks – among the simplest toys ever made – provide an extensive array of developmental benefits for children, offering myriad challenges and experiences in gross-motor, fine-motor, and eye-hand coordination development. With practice manipulating building...
Where I’m From & Celebrating Autumn Moon Festival

Where I’m From & Celebrating Autumn Moon Festival

Where I’m From At the beginning of the school year, students read the book Where Are You From? as a way of reflecting on their familys’ unique backgrounds and histories.  They then wrote poems entitled “Where I’m From,” showing how they are each special.  The writing...
Highlights in Art this Fall

Highlights in Art this Fall

This fall, students have been enjoying all kinds of materials and projects in Lower School Art. Students have been drawing, making origami and collages, painting, beading, and designing lush pom-poms. Each grade has its own set of developmentally appropriate projects...
Capturing Small Moments

Capturing Small Moments

 Personal Narratives is the perfect genre to launch our reading and writing program. One of the most wonderful things about working with first graders is that they love to tell stories. They love to talk about special moments in their lives. They also love to share...
Celebrating Project L.E.A.D.

Celebrating Project L.E.A.D.

On Friday, October 29th, the Lower School celebrated Project L.E.A.D., where students and faculty had the option to dress up like a storybook character or author. As soon as the students arrived at Drapkin Hall, they were greeted by balloons, pumpkins, and hay bales....
Building a Positive Classroom

Building a Positive Classroom

During the first six weeks of school, our students have delved into what it means to create a happy and healthy learning environment. Utilizing books, activities, and conversations, the children have developed a deeper understanding of how to foster kindness and care...