Learning Updates for May 9 to May 13

May 16, 2022

PE Update: Fourth Graders Experience the Glory of the Games!

Fourth grade students competed this week in the (epic and glorious) second annual Greek Olympics as a way to prepare their bodies and minds for their upcoming Greek Festival. Students were assigned to city-states and spent time during recent physical education classes practicing a variety of events from the ancient Olympics. Javelins, shot puts, and discus were thrown for distance while the fan-favorite chariot race had students pulling each other up the driveway on a small scooter. All athletes embraced the spirit of the games and displayed excellent acts of sportsmanship! Hurrah!

– Abbey Nyland, physical education teacher

Third Graders Study Park Accessibility

The third grade dove into a week-long unit looking at accessibility in the United States’ national parks. Students began by learning about different accessibility services The National Parks Service often provides to make the parks accessible. From there the students assumed the role of a National Park Ranger and were assigned the task of surveying a section of trail in “Lone Tree Hill National Park” (the woodlands behind BDS). They made observations about any existing accessibility services and will be making recommendations about how the trail could be made accessible.

– Carlyn Simons, associate teacher in grade 3

By Anne Armstrong, visual arts teacher and arts coordinator |

January 27, 2023

The Coolidge Art Studio has been abuzz this week as classes finish artworks and transition to new explorations and challenges with various media. First graders recently completed making paper by hand, and are now learning about architect Zaha Hadid, who…

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

January 27, 2023

After trailing by 3 points at the half, the boys’ JV basketball team exploded in the second frame and came away with a 6-point win on the road against Dedham Country Day yesterday. Team captain Anurag Mujumdar powered the comeback…

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January 26, 2023

Second Graders Learn About Environmental Changemakers, Including One Here at BDS! Second graders have been hard at work the past few months to learn about environmental changemakers–people who identify problems, find solutions and inspire others to get involved. This week,…

By Alex Tzelnic, physical education teacher and wellness director |

January 26, 2023

Once a winter we give each of our physical education classes the opportunity to sled. After all, sledding combines so many of the elements we love about PE: being outdoors, balancing, taking calculated risks, looking out for others, and above…
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