Category Archives: Specialties

Curriculum Night Fun!

  On Thusday, February 28, our community gathered for a fabulous night of learning and fun around the BTU School! Scholars and their families explored math together all over the lower school. Upper school scholars and their families explored science, social studies, math, and ELA activities. All scholars joined together to explore printmaking, computer animation, … Continue reading

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First Assembly Video

During our first assembly, we showed scholars a video presenting important information about our school community. Click on the title of this post to go to the post page. Then click on the link below to view: First Assembly Video              

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International Month at the Arboretum

    International month flyer1 June is International Month at the Arnold Arboretum, and we are offering free tours in 10 different languages, including  Spanish, lead by Ana Maria Caballero, BTU Arboretum Science Educator.  The spanish tour will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm.  Click the link above to see the entire … Continue reading

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Science Saturday at the Arboretum

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

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New England Aquarium Tidepool Visit

On March 13, scholars in grades K1 through 1st grade were visited by the New England Aquarium’s Tidepool program.  Students touched hermit crabs, sea stars, snails and other mollusks, and learned about their unique ways of moving, eating, and protecting themselves from predators. Click below to see how much fun was had by all! Tidepools … Continue reading

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New Science Units: January – March

       K1 students are exploring water!  At this age, science is a natural part of the lives of our students.  Everything around them is worth exploring, observing, and acting upon.  Inquiry-based science attempts to harness this natural curiosity by introducing specific explorations.  K1 students will begin to focus their observations in order to answer … Continue reading

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K2 Color Science

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

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Digital Visual Culture Project

The Boston Teachers Union School worked in collaboration with Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to create an amazing collection of artworks linking literacy, technology and the arts. As part of this arts integration project, our 3rd grade scholars worked on very inspiring personal narratives with Mr. Timberlake. … Continue reading

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BTU – Arboretum Partnership

  The goal of this partnership is to enhance life-science education in the lower grades through an active collaboration between Arboretum educators and BTU teachers. The K1 and K2 students have been introduced to what the Arboretum is – “a museum of living trees” – and have had the opportunity to practice observing leaves, seed pods, … Continue reading

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Class Game Time!

Grade Four learned Wall Ball at today’s Class Game Time.

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