Lower School News

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Kindergarten students shared what they know about Dr. King and some of their own "dreams" for a better world.  See them in this Kindergarten Dream Video on the SGS YouTube channel.

All of the Lower School celebrated 2021 Seconds of Reading on Jan. 8 by dressing in their pajamas and bringing their favorite books and stuffed animals to class.  Unlike past years, the reading was done in their classrooms or from their homes.  Some of the teachers and students also read books to their Distance Learning classmates who are at home.  See photo galleries of the Kindergarten Readers, the 1st Grade Readers, the 2nd Grade Readers, the 3rd Grade Readers, the 4th Grade Readers, and the 5th Grade Readers!  

Lower School students created a variety of drawings, paintings and prints to celebrate winter and the holidays.  Here is a YouTube Slideshow of some of them compiled by Art teacher Jennifer Davenport.

The fourth graders made beeswax “velas” (candles) after a week of learning about the traditional Christmas celebration of Las Posadas in Spanish class.  See a Photo Gallery of the creative process and the final results.

Pairs of 5th graders tried to help each other navigate blindfolded through a maze or ropes and rocks in Metters Gym.  See a Photo Gallery of them practicing communication, listening and honesty, since they had to go back to the start if they touched any of the objects!  

The Kindergarten artists painted snowglobes and drew a big snowman family to decorate the Arts Building gallery.  See a Photo Gallery of their snowy creations.

The 1st graders created a winter town across the bottom windows of the Arts Building.  See a Photo Gallery of their colorful creation.

The 2nd graders drew owls to perch in these paper birch trees in the Arts Building.  This was part of their focus on learning about owls this fall.  See a Photo Gallery of the variety of owls that have landed on those trees!

The 2nd graders have been learning about owls. So when Biology teacher Seth Coleman discovered a Great Horned Owl that had died after getting caught in the baseball outfield net, the class came to the Bio Lab to check it out.  See a Photo Gallery of the students examining how a real owl's feathers, claws, eyes and ears make it such a successful hunter.

4th grade teachers Rick Petrini and Heidi Melville have set up math exploratory time in their classroom.  For example, the students might receive random Lego pieces and use those to demonstrate the math vocabulary they are learning in any way they choose.  See a Photo Gallery of some of their Lego math vocabulary that also displays the IB attributes of being knowledgeable, a thinker and a risk-taker.

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