To enhance their study of two and three dimensional shapes, area, and perimeter with a hands-on, multisensory activity, lower school math students constructed a playhouse and then “listed it” for sale! The listing included living space and lot size in square inches and feet; an iMovie was created to attract buyers.
In conjunction with this year’s Lower/Middle School Fall Unit, Music, I Group students journeyed to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to see What about Beethoven and toured the facilities. In the afternoon, the students visited the Movez Studio, where they learned multicultural dances.
Following months of rehearsal time, two casts of lower school students presented four stellar performances of Sound of Music to the delight of packed, enthusiastic audiences. The acting, musical numbers, and choreography were pure perfection and, as it has been every year, the process was transformative…building confidence and revealing previously untapped talents of our children.
An annual project, which combines recycling with a creative and multisensory learning experience, lower school math students raced their handcrafted “clean trash” boats to explore how weight and design affect speed, distance, and seaworthiness.