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5/6 week 9 Three guest speakers

We had THREE guest speakers this week! Hunter DeYoung is a student at the Culinary Institute of America. He will meet with the students three times, each with a slightly different focus on sustainability in food systems. This week he…

5/6 Week 8 Halloween

The students participated in a number of events with Halloween themes. They created two jack-o-lantern characters by carving pumpkins and creating elaborate backstories. They created a spooky Halloween hallway that included pumpkins and art work from all grades. They constructed…

5/6 week 6

Music: In music we worked on practicing the ukuleles, and we learned we might be able to start bringing them home for practice. That is really exciting to us because it is a big responsibility and will really improve our…

5/6 Week 5

Week 5 10/10-10/13 Advisory:In advisory we continued to research a famous person we admire and then we started to write a letter to that person. We also discussed what is happening in Israel. Math: We reviewed prime numbers, division, area,…

Today’s Professional Day

We’re focusing on getting the word out there about our school! But we are also working on getting ourselves and our students connected with the local community. While we do like to think of ourselves as outside the box thinkers,…

Halloween!

Greetings, Parents! We had a frightfully good halloween! We enjoyed seeing all of you, and marching through our spooky tunnel! Afterwards, we explored the properties of dry ice with Shira, and even got to taste a sample! (It tasted like…

1-2 Hudson River Study: Field Trip to the Walkway Over the Hudson

Last Thursday was the perfect day for a field trip! After a cold spell during the early days of fall, we enjoyed the most beautiful weather, witnessed the leaves changing colors, and utilized the Hudson Valley as our classroom for…

Walkway over the Hudson!

  This week we took a field trip to Walkway over the Hudson. We observed the river and it’s surroundings and hypothesized on what/who migrates. We decided that fish, like Sea Bass, and Blue Crabs definitely do! Among the birds…

PreK/K Apple Investigations, Wilklow Orchards Trip and More….

These past weeks we have been quite busy with science apple activities, class trips, math and letter/phonics activities. We have lots of photos from this past week. Enjoy!Science: We talked about what we know about apples, how they taste, what…

5/6 Week 4

ASA: In the all school assembly, we split up into two different groups and played games to learn about each other. One of the games was ‘this or that’. It is a game where you pick a side like vanilla…