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Category Archives: K2
Betsy Morgan and her 4th grade scholars, with a special appearance by upper school scholar Susan, performed reader’s theatre for Mr. Jerry’s K2 scholars.
K1, K2, PTC, 1st and 2nd grade BTU scholars and their families are invited to the Arnold Arboretum on Sat, June 9 from 10 am to Noon to view a year’s worth of science studies. On display will be the scholars’ journals and other work, a photo slideshow, the organisms studied, and plant material for … Continue reading
In a teachable moment, we spent the morning exploring the building of bridges and tunnels. We looked at some books and watched some videos to help us get started. We learned that for next time we will need better materials and a strong project manager, but we can’t wait to build bigger, stronger bridges! We … Continue reading
K-2 Celebrate the first Annual Poetry Breakfast on Wednesday, December 21. K-2 scholars read poems for their families and each other. Scholars selected two poems to read from their poetry journal that we started in September. Some scholars read old favorites and others read some poems that we had just started to learn. Everyone read … Continue reading
For the past 6 weeks, until the December break, K2 designated each week for a particular color. Two or three times a week, I came into K2 with a science project around that week’s color. We usually began by discussing where in the human-made and natural world one could find examples of that color and … Continue reading
Spring is a an especially busy time of year in K-2. We are farmers, gardeners, writers, illustrators, architects, actors, singers, environmentalists…….. the list goes on. We will be hatching chicks and studying the butterfly life cycle as part of our science work. Additionally and through a partnership with E Inc. and a STARS Grant from … Continue reading
K-2 will be embarking on our first cooperative learning experience beginning in February. Thanks to the help of our friends Dr. Ricky Stern and Chamberlain Segrest (Ms. C) from E-Inc., we received a grant and will be part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s STARS Residencies (Students and Teachers Working with Artists, Scientists, and Scholars) this … Continue reading