Eighth Graders Study Revolutions

By: Sarina Yospin, 8th Grade Teacher 2015-16 This week in 8th grade, we began a new block: Revolutions!  We will be exploring revolutions from the 1700’s and 1800’s.  This is one of those blocks that meets the children so beautifully. …

Grade 8 Language Arts Benchmarks

By the end of the year, students can:   Independently read a wide variety of young-adult-appropriate texts including non-fiction, magazine articles, newspaper articles, novels, poems and reports. Independently write all content in main lesson books Accurately summarize main lesson presentations …

Grade 8 Math Benchmarks

By the end of the year, students can:   •Manage the four processes with negative numbers • Create and interpret bar graphs, pie charts and grids • Understand and apply the order of operations rules • Solve basic algebraic equations …

Fifth Grade Skills

By: Darcie Steeves, Grade 5 Teacher The skills listed below are introduced, reviewed or mastered during the fifth grade year at our school.  I thought this would be useful in preparation for 6th grade. LANGUAGE ARTS mastery of reading and …

Sensory Screening

By: Kerry Miller & Mary Hatch, Educational Support Today brings one of the truly brisk, cold days of autumn, which can also herald a shift in the playtime of the children.  The teachers notice more time spent in the elaborate …

Looking Back at Grade 6 Trip to Eagle Bluff

By: Sarina Yospin, Grade 6 Teacher The grade six class may have seemed a little less energetic than usual at the end of last week — it’s only because we were all happily exhausted from our three-day trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning …

Reflections on the 2013 Pentathlon

by Jason Burnstein I was once told that whenever there is a pentathlete of Greek descent at the Pentathlon, the sun always shines.  In fact, the superstition proved true for many years.  However, this year, it was struck down (perhaps …