Category Archives: field trip

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

Posted in community, field trip, McGuffey, Middle School

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

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Day 2 at Glen Helen

On Day 2 of the four-day program, Glen Helen students went on an all-day field trip with their naturalists. They began the day by packing their own lunches. Afterwards, they headed out in their trail groups for the day’s adventure. One of … Continue reading

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Glen Helen Adventures Begin

Our entire Upper Unit (Grades 4-8) arrived safely at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center in Yellow Springs for four days and three nights of science, nature, outdoors and fun. After orientation and lunch, each group headed out on the trail … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, McGuffey, Middle School, social studies, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Hueston Woods Field Trip

Lower Elementary shared a trip to Hueston Woods with the Upper Unit. We saw Great Egrets, Blue Herron, baby geese, Cardinals, Robins, and even a Baltimore Oriole. After our bird hike, we joined the Uppers for a romp in the … Continue reading

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