Congratulations to associate teacher Elizabeth Ho who is the recipient of the 2022 June Fox Award from Lesley University’s Graduate School of Education. Each year, the June Fox Committee recognizes one student in the collaborative residency programs for that individual’s work with children, academic scholarship, and effective collaboration with peers.
Fifth Grade Studies, Researches the Immigrant Experience
Over the past couple of weeks in fifth grade humanities, students have been learning about immigration, specifically the immigration station, Angel Island. During the fifth graders’ most recent project, each student created their own questions and interviewed someone about their immigration experience.
Athletics Update: Record Numbers for Track & Field
The track & field team rostered a program-record 30 athletes this spring, including 18 sixth grade students. Led by coaches Elinor Hannum, Charlie Baird, and Dani Kelly, the team will compete in eight interscholastic meets this spring.
Athletics Update: Sun Shines on Spring Athletes The beginning of the spring athletics season usually coincides with cold, wet weather. As middle school athletes took to the fields, courts, and trails this week, however, the sun was shining and long sleeves were optional. All eighth teams hit the ground running
Weather Report: It’s Cloudy and Breezy in Pre-Kindergarten
Over the past two weeks, our pre-kindergartners have been learning about wind and clouds. We began by reading books about wind to learn what wind can do and how it changes. In the classroom, we used fans to experiment with different objects to determine what makes something easy for the wind to move.
Kindergarten: 100 Days Smarter!
All year long, students in both kindergarten cohorts have been tracking how many days we have been in school using ten frames and numerals. This past Tuesday, kindergarten celebrated an exciting achievement–their 100th day of school! On that day, students and teachers who were interested in doing so came to school dressed up as if they were 100 years old or centenarians, as we learned that they are called!
Fifth Grade Takes This Science Lesson To Heart
Fifth graders are continuing their studies of the circulatory system as part of their year-long exploration of the human body and its systems. Students have learned the names and functions of the different parts of the human heart and diagrammed how blood flows through the heart, lungs, and body.
Congratulations to Brendan Largay, Belmont Day’s head of school, for his recent election to serve as secretary of the board of the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE). Brendan has served on the AISNE board since 2018 and as secretary will join the board’s executive committee. Also in his service
Seventh Grade Math Digs Into Proportions & Percents
In unit 4 of their math class recently, seventh grade students have been studying proportional relationships and percents. After revisiting proportional relationships, the bulk of the unit dives into percent increase and decrease and real-world applications of these topics.