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Arts News, January

Arts Update: Painstaking Printmaking for Seventh and Eighth Graders This week, after starting the intensive by creating a sketchbook and then learning Kumihimo–a traditional Japanese braiding technique–the seventh and eighth graders in the Buck, Carter, Hannum, and Klock cohorts have been busy making prints. Challenged to create a series of

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Learning Updates for Week of January 25 to January 29

Fourth Grade: Research Begins On Ancient Egypt This week our fourth grade researchers began taking notes for a report about an ancient Egyptian topic of choice. Topics include everything from famous pharaohs to food and farming to magic and medicine. Students found resources from the library catalog, formulated research questions, and

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Learning Updates for Week of January 18 to January 22

PE Update: Youngest Learners Advance Their Kicking Skills Did you know that kicking objects other than a round ball is a great way to practice kicking skills? This past week in physical education, our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students kicked over plastic cones in a game called “Builders and Bulldozers.” The

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Learning Updates for Week of January 11 to January 15

Arts Update: Third Grade Examines Gender Stereotypes Third graders enjoyed the opportunity to discuss gender stereotypes and participate in a drama activity that helped them better process this important arena of social justice. We began the class with a read-aloud of the book PugDog by Andrea U’Ren and an enlightening

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2020 MLK Day Community Service Campaign Honored

The success of last year’s MLK Jr. Oatmeal Drive Challenge to benefit Boston’s Pine Street Inn was a testament to the strength and caring of the Belmont Day School community. In total, students, parents, and faculty donated more than 430 boxes of instant oatmeal, a hearty and healthy breakfast item that

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By Anne Armstrong, Visual Arts Teacher and Arts Coordinator |

January 29, 2021

Arts Update: Painstaking Printmaking for Seventh and Eighth Graders This week, after starting the intensive by creating a sketchbook and then learning Kumihimo–a traditional Japanese braiding technique–the seventh and eighth graders in the Buck, Carter, Hannum, and Klock cohorts have…

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January 29, 2021

Fourth Grade: Research Begins On Ancient Egypt This week our fourth grade researchers began taking notes for a report about an ancient Egyptian topic of choice. Topics include everything from famous pharaohs to food and farming to magic and medicine.…

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January 22, 2021

PE Update: Youngest Learners Advance Their Kicking Skills Did you know that kicking objects other than a round ball is a great way to practice kicking skills? This past week in physical education, our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students kicked over…

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January 15, 2021

Arts Update: Third Grade Examines Gender Stereotypes Third graders enjoyed the opportunity to discuss gender stereotypes and participate in a drama activity that helped them better process this important arena of social justice. We began the class with a read-aloud…
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By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

January 15, 2021

After six weeks away from campus, middle school athletes hit the ground running (literally) upon their return last week

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January 13, 2021

The success of last year’s MLK Jr. Oatmeal Drive Challenge to benefit Boston’s Pine Street Inn was a testament to the strength and caring of the Belmont Day School community. In total, students, parents, and faculty donated more than 430 boxes…
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