Lower School will have Move-Up Day on Wednesday, May 5th beginning at 8:30 a.m. This is an opportunity for students to visit next year’s classrooms and meet the teachers.
What And How Are Our Students Learning?
Here are some highlights of the learning going on in our Lower School classes this month.
K3, K4 and K classes are finishing up the year planting the Learning Gardens with vegetables and flowers that they have grown from seeds in the science lab.
K3 students are learning about the letter E and K4 students finished their unit on the letters Q
. To help students remember the special relationship between the letters, they had a proposal and wedding ceremony for "Mr. U" and "Miss Q." The entire class dressed in their wedding finest for the ceremony officiated by Lower School Director, Brent Drury.
Kindergarteners made spring flowers while learning about absorption with droppers, filter paper and colored water.
In science, 1st grade scientists are studying animal classification and will finish up the year studying the properties of air using parachutes and paper air flyers.
2nd grade scientists are planting and observing Wisconsin Fast Plants to learn about plant life cycles.
3rd grade scientists are studying animal life cycles by observing and recording data from painted lady larvae as they metamorphose into butterflies. For Earth Day, 3rd graders learned about recycling and made colorful pendants out of plastic egg boxes.
This spring, fourth graders choose a project to complete for a winter book report. Some of the children choose the option to write to their favorite author and they are starting to receive responses to their letters! To the right is one return card with a message from the author.
4th grade has been reading Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan, which tells the story of a young girl having to face poverty in the era of the American Depression. In the story, Mama makes a yarn doll for another child. Students duplicated this is in the class. The story is set in Mexico at Rancho De Las Rosas. Students learned about the culture of rancheros (a person who farms or works on a ranch) and created their own versions of a rancho.
4th grade scientists are finishing up their study of the physics of sound by building bee hummers and sound sandwiches.
5th grade scientists are closing out the year with a study of animal and plant cells.
Lower School Photo Gallery
Parents are welcome to view and download photos and videos shared in the gallery links below: