Note from Barbara December 6, 2022

Did you know that many of our weekly faculty meetings include a round of Student Spotlights? Yesterday afternoon, as we often do, we went around the room and shared positive anecdotes about our students. Here are some of the stories that came up: A 6th grader, often pretty quiet, who seamlessly took on a leadership…

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Program Update: Art

The seventh grade is working on printmaking! Biology is currently the topic in science class, so it makes sense that the printmaking theme is “flora and fauna,” As imaginations are limitless, there are natural variations on the theme. Here are some examples of printing plates that have just been carved. Here’s what students have to…

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Program Update: 7th Grade Latin

Seventh-grade Latin students are learning two new verb tenses: the perfect tense, which expresses completed action, and the imperfect, signifying repeated or ongoing action. These are both in play as our textbook characters, Indus, Gisco, and Catia, reminisce about their lives in Roman Britain. Gisco and Indus were Roman soldiers stationed near London. They recall…

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Program Update: Math with Scott and Virgil

6th Grade:  Students are using divisibility rules to Identify primes and factors of target numbers.  You might ask for an example of how to use Factor Trees, Prime Pools, and Factor Towers to find and check all the factors of a given number (60 could make a good example…). We worked on building useful Multiple…

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Program Update: Music with Aurora

Vocal (all grades): Our first vocal song that we’re preparing is “Feeling Good” (made famous by Nina Simone) Bum… Ba dum… Ba dum… Ba dum…  Rather than learning this song by rote, students have been sight-reading the melody and harmony using solfege syllables (e.g., do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti do). And, for this…

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