Category Archives: field trip

Daily Activities at Glen Helen

The Upper Unit students are enjoying the outdoors at Glen Helen this week, but what are they doing? They are hiking the Glen and learning about birds and forest animals, forest ecology, geology, and local cultural history. The students go … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Middle School, outside, Upper Elementary, upper unit

School Send-Off

Grades 4–8 took off today for their four-day/three-night annual trip to Glen Helen’s Outdoor Education Program. Students in Primary and Lower Elementary took a few minutes from their day to give high-fives as the travelers boarded the bus. The weather looks … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Upper Elementary

Lower Elementary Visits the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Lower Elementary students took a field trip to the see the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Taft Theatre last week. We watched a performance called “The Orchestra Lab,” which introduced students to all of the different instrument families in the orchestra, … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Lower Elementary, music

Robert Paul Weston

The Lower Elementary and Upper Unit classes walked to Lane Library this afternoon to attend a Skype talk sponsored by Lane and given by author Robert Paul Weston. Weston wrote the book Zorgamazoo, which has been described as “if Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, language arts, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Upper Elementary

Exploring Our Strengths

Our Middle School students had a great opportunity this week to take Gallup’s StrengthsExplorer assessment. Students from Miami University’s Buck Rogers Leadership Program led them through a workshop to explore their top themes or strengths. McGuffey students had a chance … Continue reading

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Ice Skating!

Yesterday was our first day of ice skating! This is an opportunity for students big and small to spend some time on the ice, using a combination of strength and balance to keep themselves upright and moving. Beginners and experienced skaters … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, McGuffey, physical education

A Tour of Music Hall

Upper Unit students enjoyed a real treat after the concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra late last month. Following lunch, which they brown bagged and ate in the lobby, students divided into two groups for a tour of the magnificent Music Hall. … Continue reading

Posted in art, field trip, Middle School, music, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Drawing a Symphony

In preparation for the field trip to listen to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, students in grades 4 through 8 combined music and art one day this week. The theme of the concert is water in its various forms. Most people … Continue reading

Posted in art, field trip, music, Upper Elementary

Secret Gardens and Public Gardens

The whole Upper Unit had a special opportunity to attend a performance of The Secret Garden at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park. This acclaimed musical won several Tony awards. Before our trip, we reviewed the book and its story, as … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, language arts, McGuffey, Middle School, music, science, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Days 3 and 4 at Glen Helen

We had more beautiful clear weather for our third day at Glen Helen. Students went out in their trail groups in the morning sunlight. Our third day’s programs included a Geology hike, where students learned about the types of rocks in … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, McGuffey, Middle School, outside, science, Upper Elementary, upper unit