Category Archives: upper unit

McGuffey Lanes & Shuffleboard Emporium

McGuffey Lanes & Shuffleboard Emporium showed up in PE recently as our basketball court was transformed into a bowling alley and we set up two shuffleboard lanes in the pavilion. The students enjoyed working on their bowling skills and shuffleboard … Continue reading

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France

We studied France in the Primary classroom for the past two weeks and ended this unit with an Art History lesson about ballet. We discussed how ballet was brought to France from Italy, where it developed into the performance art … Continue reading

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SOARing!

The yearly tradition of SOAR (Students Outside Active and Running) wrapped up last Friday. Students from each grade band had the opportunity to get out and run, or walk, for two weeks to rack up miles and score feet for … Continue reading

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Partners

Everyone has been thrilled to see our Partners program start this year! Partners is a program that pairs older and younger students. Older students have an opportunity to be the expert, while younger students benefit from having a mentor. Both … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns

This past week in art, we learned how to draw pumpkins to celebrate the beginning of Fall and the spooky season. We began by examining a real pumpkin to take note of texture, form, and color. Right off the bat, … Continue reading

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Ukuleles!

Students in Grades 7 and 8 have been learning to play the ukulele in music class. Excitement is building and they can be heard practicing on their own around the school during recess and after their work is finished. Grades 7 … 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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Upper Unit at Glen Helen: Day 2

Last night we had a fun game night in the dorm, enjoying snacks, music, and the skin safe washable tattoo markers and plates that Will and Kaleb brought. People were rocking some impressive arm art and nail colors. We woke … Continue reading

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Grammar in the Upper Unit

Upper Elementary and Middle School are finishing up a unit of grammar. The Montessori method of grammar instruction uses manipulative symbols for various parts of speech. UE enjoyed reading the Parts of Speech fairy tale, which is a method of … Continue reading

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Population Density

This semester the Upper Unit students are learning about the physical and cultural geography of Asia. We began with a look at the differences in land mass, total population, and population density between North America and Asia. Using the data … Continue reading

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