Our PreK class had a very special guest! Reif Larsen, author, came into their classroom to read his new book Uma Wimple Charts Her House. The students really enjoyed the story and are very excited to start creating their own chart! We can't wait to see what they produce.

In the 7/8 science unit the students are learning about Cell Biology and Disease. Here students are learning how to create a slide, place it on the microscope, find and identify the material they placed on the slide under different magnification.

The students are the Pinewoods Campus are enjoying our Taylor tradition of creating fairy houses. The students are having a simple glorious time using their imaginiations with their newly donated materials created tea parties and fairy dwellings. 

It is all about plants and flowers in the kindergarten class! Kinders are conducting hands-on experiments at the microscope center to learn all abou the different parts of an plant, making and recording their observations along the way! One of their favorite centers is the flower shop where they decorated the area with their foral artwork from art class.

To contextualize our study of the 1950's and its important themes, students are experiencing the 50's through primary sources: playing games, reading magazines and cookbooks, watching television episodes and listening to records. They are even using a typewriter to type entries for our 1950's timeline! 

The 5/6 students were asked to design and engineer a device that can harness energy from one of the three sources- the sun, wind or the ocean, and convert that energy into a usable form of energy. The students presented their projects to their peers. One very popular idea was a solar oven that could be used to cook pizza. YUM!!

Our middle school students created these stunning tulips inspired by Open Impressionist artist, Erin Hanson. Students used oil pastel and watercolors to create these bright landscapes. 

Beginning with the new moon on April 12, the Grade 1/2 class embarked on a science unit studying the moon. The students began by charting all of the things they felt they knew about the moon. As they began to learn about the moon's phases, characteristics and relationships to Earth and the sun they looked back at what they thought they knew and sorted their "facts" as accurate (with a green check) or inaccurate (with a red X). Yesterday they learned about craters and engaged in an activity to simulate the action of an asteroid (a marble) moving through space becoming a meteor (entering the moon's atmosphere)  which then resulted in a meteorite as it made impact with the "moon" (a container of flour).