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Winter Fun at McGuffey

With the colder temperatures, there is also snow and a chance to get out and play in the winter weather. Our large playground and outdoor spaces give our students plenty of opportunities to find activities that they really enjoy. From … Continue reading

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Vertebrates, Invertebrates, and Insects

The Primary Unit is off and running with our year-long study of animals. After discussions last semester of living/non-living things, we branched out to living things with a backbone, vertebrates like us, and living things without a backbone, invertebrates. Next … Continue reading

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With age comes new privileges, and students are often looking ahead to the freedoms they will experience when they grow into the older, mentor students in a classroom. Though we spend most of our time together, the third graders love … Continue reading

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Lower Elementary Farm Day!

Lower Elementary students had a wonderful time spending two full days at the Duvall farm! Morning work periods inside the barn were novel, but the students were proud of their productivity and success despite the change of scenery! Being surrounded … Continue reading

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Primary students have been studying space. We learned about planets and stars as well as scientists who study space. A popular work was finding constellations and we discovered we could find our own constellations on the top of our tent … Continue reading

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Why We Wear Masks

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners have been learning why we wear masks. We began our study by talking about the safety changes this year to keep ourselves and others safe from germs and how scientists of all kinds are researching and learning … Continue reading

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Learning From Home

The Primary unit is progressing full steam ahead with our learning from home curriculum. We began the first week of stay at home right where we left off in social studies, learning all about Australia then moved onto Antarctica. There … Continue reading

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Nature Rangers

Students in Grades 1 and 2 have been working on a complex, multi-phase, student-driven project inspired by their own concerns. Students noticed litter and debris, in addition to some destruction of the habitat, on a nature walk and felt called … Continue reading

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Bones and Muscles

Our Human Body study continued last week by looking at bones and muscles. As we learned about our skeleton, we were amazed to learn that we have 206 bones in our bodies. Our largest bone is our upper leg and … Continue reading

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Upper Unit at Glen Helen: Day 3

Maddy and Erin’s group did the weather today. Famous people such as Tiana, a frog, Attila the Hun, and Chester Bennington reported the conditions. Next, they headed off to build shelters. Later, they went to visit the Raptor Center, where … Continue reading

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