Snapshots of Remote Learning

We took a “walk” through our virtual classrooms and here are just a few of the things we experienced. 

As part of the Pre-Kindergarten unit on space, students drew scenes from the nighttime sky. They also made a constellation by punching holes through a picture and shining light through it. In addition, they learned to make and use “Star Makers” – during the daytime it is used to point it at a shiny window and look through it – at nighttime it can be used to shine a flashlight through it and watch stars project on the wall. 
  
Ms. Rabinovitz’s Kindergarten has been reading poems and learning about and reading haikus as part of their unit on Asia. As a class they wrote a spring haiku (pictured with illustrations of the haiku).
 
Ms. Wyllie’s Kindergarten students participated in a Taj Mahal design challenges as part of their India unit. They made India a part of their Asia studies because they have pen pals in Bangalore! 
 
Lower School Drama Teacher Ms. Heyman has been busy 'meeting' with her students. Grade 1 drama students acted like oxen from their version of Aesop's The Frog and The Ox! Grade 3 drama students did an awesome job in their first ever virtual rehearsal of this year's French plays, which are inspired by Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the Very Busy Spider. They are set in Lebanon! Grade 4 drama students wrote and acted original monologues. Ms. Heyman says, "In speaker mode, zoom becomes a 'stage'!"
 
Ms. Graves shares: “Grade 7 book talks continue in our remote learning environment! I am grateful to still be able to share great stories.” 
 
Mark Waid, among the most popular and sought after authors in the superhero comic book industry, teleconferenced with David Cutler’s students in Popular Culture in American History. Read more in The Gator.
 
Peter Kornbluh, director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and Cuba Documentation Project, participated in a Zoom with Latin American History students. His work has been nothing short of revolutionary for historians, politicians, and world government. He has played a leading role in shedding light on covert US policy to undermine Latin American elections throughout the Cold War. Read more in The Gator.
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