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Lower School News

List of 5 news stories.

  • First grade student proudly displaying his tree drawing.

    Grade 1 Students Get Crafty to Celebrate Tu B’Shevat

    Sunset on January 16 to January 17 marked the Jewish holiday, Tu B’Shevat or the New Year of Trees. The one-day festival lends itself to activities and projects that celebrate trees and nature, which Grade 1 teacher Beth Messina 1996 integrated into her classroom lesson.
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  • Early Childhood Program students playing with identity blocks.

    Early Childhood Program Fosters Self-Identity in Fun Activity

    The Early Childhood Program approaches learning in a play-based, hands-on manner allowing students to foster their creative and personal skills. In an effort to support the learning and play environment, teachers in all three PreSchool and PreKindergarten classes created student identity blocks.
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  • A first-grade student learns about Hanukkah.

    Celebrating Hanukkah Under the Pines

    It’s the holiday season for many families and November 28 marked the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights. To commemorate the holiday, Lower School teachers organized an array of classroom activities and projects for students to learn more about the history, traditions, and stories associated with the eight-day holiday.
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    Grade 5 Students Learn Trade Skills with Blacksmithing Workshop

    The rhythmic tapping of a hammer against heated steel echoed in the courtyard as fifth-grade students learned the art of blacksmithing. The workshop program is part of the school’s partnership with Mystic Seaport for students in Grades 4 and 5.
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  • Students perform the song,

    Grade 4 Students Immerse Themselves in Family Heritage Learning

    Immigration and family heritage are the first curriculum topics in Grade 4 history classes this academic year. To close out the unit, students staged a live outdoor presentation filled with songs, art work, and costumes for teachers and parents.
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Did You Know?

Our Lower School classrooms have a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio. In our PreSchool through Kindergarten classrooms the student-to-teacher ratio is 6:1.
Our Lower School students spend at least 160 minutes per week engaged in physical education, and our Grade 6 students participate in Middle School athletics.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 explore the arts - both the performing arts and visual arts - for 140 minutes each week!
 

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  • 6th Grade Graduation 2021

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  • JA in a Day 2020

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