Exploring Rhythm and Melody in Early Childhood

Exploring Rhythm and Melody in Early Childhood

In this age of Zoom, it is perhaps the greatest sadness for music teachers to not be able to hear their classes sing as a group.  Technical sound lags and a platform geared towards projecting one voice at a time combine to make sing-alongs frustrating and...

The Rights of Spring in Preschool-3

The Rights of Spring in Preschool-3

In Preschool-3, one part of our distance learning program has been the fun-and-learn sharing of the marvels of faunal and floral transformations that unfold in forests and woodlands in spring. We began with a look at trees and how they burst from bare twigs and...

That’s “ARRAY”zing!

That’s “ARRAY”zing!

Through the distance learning process, the first graders have been working diligently in their math groups. Their creativity truly sparked during our multiplication unit of study. The first graders are familiar with the idea of grouping items to make them easier to...

Celebrating Earth Day through Poems

Celebrating Earth Day through Poems

Fifth graders are currently enjoying reading poems by published authors to discuss powerful messages. As part of celebrating Earth Day, 5A students wrote poems inspired by the idea of making a positive impact in our community. Below are just a few samples from the...

Handwashing Message from Nurse Krane

Handwashing Message from Nurse Krane

In addition to staying home and maintaining a 6-foot physical distance when we go out, handwashing and keeping our hands off our face are of paramount importance. I have had an opportunity to speak to a few of the zoom classes, reinforcing these “rules”. The short...

D-E Tribune: “Created by Kids for Kids”

D-E Tribune: “Created by Kids for Kids”

Submitted by Kim Lewis Rachel Brainin, Lower School Research/Information Specialist, guided several 5th grade students in the production of the Lower School newspaper called the D-E Tribune.  This paper was started last year by two 5th grade students and their...

Computer Eye Fatigue

Computer Eye Fatigue

Submitted by Maureen Krane, R.N. Eye Fatigue During Computer Use As our children’s computer time increases, it is always good to observe them for eye fatigue. Highly recommended by eye care specialists, the 20-20-20 rule will help prevent fatigue. This rule suggests...

Kindergarten Forts!

Kindergarten Forts!

Submitted by Susan Abramson The Lower School schedule created is intended to provide structure and flexibility. It is meant to provide instruction to be sure children keep learning, but we have also tried to address children’s universal drive to create, explore and...