In culmination of our Energy Waves and Transformations unit, the students in the 3/4 class were challenged with the task to create a comic strip that illustrates at least 4 different forms of energy and demonstrates at least two energy transformations.

PreK went on a worm hunt and then made wormeries. They explored the school grounds and discovered that most worms like to live in our garden.  Most of all, the children enjoyed holding worms!

We are loving exploring our Think Tank center. We finished our St. Jude inventions...we had The Hugger 3,000, a Cup Sanitizer and The Telescope to name a few. The students love having an outlet for their creative energy and the materials to transform their designs into reality.

At the Taylor School art class provides an opportunity to further investigate ideas and create works of art create connections between learning about civilizations from long ago and real-life experienes. Teachers work together to curate these special learning moments. Ancient civilizations is a perfect opportunity for students to investigate one of their favorite feathered friends and the symbolism behind the wise Greek goddess, Athena. Work is oil pastel and metallic watercolors on black sulphite paper.

The future scientists are deep within their space unit fact-finding mission! Reading books, creating astronaut gear and learning all about day and night. Hands-on and minds-on activies make for happy PreK learners!

The Sage students in grades 5/6 and 7/8 celebrated school spirit last week with fun themes and creative outfits! This year they had: Mismatch Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Wayback Wednesday, Team Color Thursday and Face Mask Friday. The students (and teachers!) all had a great time stepping out of their normal clothing rotation and into their costumes.

The PreK students are blasting off into space and exploring all the things astronauts need to be able to live on a spaceship. 

What is a civilization? Why are ancient civilizations so intriguing? From Egyptians embalming to Roman gladiators, the 5-6 students are hooked on uncovering details about the rise and fall of early empires and people’s daily lives long ago. By the end of the ancient civilizations unit, the students will have a sound understanding of the development of the first major human civilizations from across the globe, including Mesopotamia, China, Egypt, India, Greece, Rome, Aztec, Inca, and the Maya.

Students will read widely in this unit's various genres, including historical fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. Students will also become familiar with archeology as they discover how we find new information about ancient civilizations. Since mythology reveals information about people’s belief systems in ancient cultures, students will develop a familiarity with this important genre as part of the unit. Mythology is one of the key ways we learn about ancient civilizations’ ideas and beliefs, from gender roles to natural resources’ value. The children will be fascinated with the drama and adventure of ancient myths.