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Learning Updates for Week of January 4 to January 8

Third Graders State Intentions for 2021 Third graders spent the first days back thinking about their intentions for the new year. We read the book, One Word for Kids: A Great Way to Have Your Best Year Ever, and thought about words that would help guide us for the rest

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Learning Updates for Week of December 14 to December 18

Second Grade Learns About H2O In science, second graders have been learning about the water cycle and the three states of matter. We discussed stages of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection and watched a video to help us see the cycle in action. To demonstrate their understanding, students labeled each stage

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Lessons for Offsite Learning from Global Online Academy

Over the summer, many members of the Belmont Day faculty, including the entire middle school teaching team, attended the Global Online Academy (GOA). The goal of this shared professional development experience was to sharpen our approach and skills with online learning. As planned, we are now in a period of offsite

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Arts News, November 13

To kick off the seventh and eighth grade theater arts intensives, students explored, experienced, and applied what it means to “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.”

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Learning Updates for Week of November 16 to November 20

First Grade Designs and Builds Scientific Tools First graders have been learning about scientists this fall, answering questions like, “What is a scientist?” “What does a scientist look like?” “Who can be a scientist?” “What do scientists do?” After discovering that scientists’ activities include thinking, using their senses, experimenting, exploring,

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Learning Updates for Week of November 9 to November 13

Virtual Bookshelf Display Grows Around the Kiva Middle school students engage in silent sustained reading (SSR) at least once a week. Studies have shown that making time for reading free choice books is one of the greatest predictors of overall academic success. In an effort to celebrate and share the many

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Learning Updates for Week of November 2 to November 6

Physical Education: Grades 3-5 Throughout the fall, fifth grade students have been introduced to Belmont Day’s sport-specific offerings. In an effort to provide exposure, develop skills, and allow students to make informed decisions about their middle school athletics selections, fifth graders participate in two-week mini-units of each sport with one week of instruction followed by one week of competition.

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Learning Updates for Week of October 26 to October 30

Seventh Grade Focuses on Microscopes In seventh grade science, students are learning to use microscopes and are observing the microscopic world of biology! This week, we prepared slides with onion skin samples we collected to observe under the microscopes. Students were amazed to see the individual cells that make up the

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December 18, 2020

Second Grade Learns About H2O In science, second graders have been learning about the water cycle and the three states of matter. We discussed stages of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection and watched a video to help us see the…
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By Liz Gray, Middle School Head |

November 30, 2020

Over the summer, many members of the Belmont Day faculty, including the entire middle school teaching team, attended the Global Online Academy (GOA). The goal of this shared professional development experience was to sharpen our approach and skills with online learning.…
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By Susan Dempsey, theater teacher |

November 20, 2020

To kick off the seventh and eighth grade theater arts intensives, students explored, experienced, and applied what it means to “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.”
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By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

November 20, 2020

It was a fall athletics season like Belmont Day has never seen. It will be a season we’ll never forget!

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November 20, 2020

First Grade Designs and Builds Scientific Tools First graders have been learning about scientists this fall, answering questions like, “What is a scientist?” “What does a scientist look like?” “Who can be a scientist?” “What do scientists do?” After discovering…

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November 13, 2020

Virtual Bookshelf Display Grows Around the Kiva Middle school students engage in silent sustained reading (SSR) at least once a week. Studies have shown that making time for reading free choice books is one of the greatest predictors of overall academic…

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November 6, 2020

Physical Education: Grades 3-5 Throughout the fall, fifth grade students have been introduced to Belmont Day’s sport-specific offerings. In an effort to provide exposure, develop skills, and allow students to make informed decisions about their middle school athletics selections, fifth graders participate in two-week mini-units of each sport…

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October 30, 2020

Seventh Grade Focuses on Microscopes In seventh grade science, students are learning to use microscopes and are observing the microscopic world of biology! This week, we prepared slides with onion skin samples we collected to observe under the microscopes. Students were…
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