The 2-3 space was recently converted into an authentic Spanish Market where students could practice conversation using vocabulary they had learned about food. There were five different stands that the students rotated through: a Frutería (fruit stand), Verdulería (vegetable stand), Panadería (bakery), Lechería (dairy products), and Una Tienda (a store) where they used “money” to buy real food and items.
Interested fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in an electricity club during recesses this fall. Students experimented with snap circuits to learn about the basics of electricity and wiring. Inspired by the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, students then built a small styrofoam “Power House” that generated electricity through solar panels and a windmill. They were most excited to see a LED light shining brightly when the windmill spun at high speeds!
Waynflete librarians Emily Graham and Laurel Daly have put together a selection of books that will inspire a love of reading!
Early Childhood, Kindergarten, Grades 1-2
- Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
- A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
- I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds
- Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto
- Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
The eighth grade visited K-1 today to talk about identity. K-1 shared that they read Be Who You Are, then painted portraits, mixing colors to make their unique skin color. Eighth-grade students shared their similar art piece based on Angélica Dass’s Humanae project.
Looking for great gifts that inspire learning and creativity? Lower School teacher Tim Hebda has completed his annual list of books, games, gadgets, and apps that will keep your grandchild excited and engaged during the holidays.