Storytelling Through Fiber Art

By Rachel Silverman, grade 1 teacher The first grade has been engaged in an exciting cross-divisional collaboration with the kindergarten, 5th grade and a group of high school students in which we are exploring storytelling through textiles. Phase one of…

Shapes, Shapes, Everywhere Shapes

By Rachel Silverman, grade 1 teacher Shapes, shapes, everywhere shapes. The first grade has been enjoying our exploration of geometry. We are learning about the vocabulary, defining characteristics and the relationships between shapes. We are asking questions such as: How…

Grade 1 Students Investigate Trout and Jobs

By Rachel Silverman, grade 1 teacher Life is busy in the first grade. There are many highlights but a couple that stand out are our extensive investigation of jobs in a community and our ongoing exploration of the life cycle…

Time of Wonder

Egg, caterpillar, milkweed, chrysalis, butterfly, migrate, Mexico‚Ķ.just a few words frequently used by children in the lower school this week. Since the opening of school, children in grades pre-K through two have observed the amazing life cycle of the monarch…