Learning about lobstering

Junior Matt Beard ’19 recently visited with K-1 students to teach them all about lobstering. The kids had lots of questions: How do you make sure the lobsters don’t get out of the top of the trap? How do you haul out the trap?What else do you catch in the trap? What do you use for bait?

Matt lobsters over the summer—he has his own boat and 80 traps.

Wooden spirit

Waynflete recently welcomed Mexican folk artists Efraín Fuentes and Silvia Gomez to campus. They spent the day demonstrating their craft and sharing their family story with students in Grades K-12, faculty, staff, and community members. It was a great opportunity to observe this Oaxacan husband-and-wife team work the wood found in the Zapotec region of Oaxaca.

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Grade 6/Early Childhood science collaboration

In the spring, sixth graders learn about and study plants as their final unit of the year. This year, they decided to collaborate with students in the Lower School’s Early Childhood program on a series of projects. They hope to build connections with their EC friends by doing plant observation labs together as well as a joint field trip to the Children’s Garden at Fort Williams.

Their work will culminate with the creation of a podcast (questions by EC students and answers by sixth graders) that will be on display in the Sixth Grade Museum in June.

Listen to a song about stems written by Wilder and performed by the Early Childhood class and sixth-grade students