From the Secondary School Fair to Kindergarten's field trip to West Beach, this week was packed with activities for both children and parents! Here are some additional highlights: As part of exploring personal identities, Ms. Dawe's 1st grade class made 'silhouettes of me' that are filled with the people, places, events and memories that are meaningful to students. These visual maps of children's hobbies and heritage are used to provide inspiration during writing times. 5th graders continued their study of perspective with historical fiction in Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus. Their other yearlong theme of “the movement of people” inspires the annual field trip to Saugus Ironworks next week. Students in the Upper School 3D Designing and Printing Club were the first to use the new fleet of 3D printers and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of two Glowforge Laser cutters. They also chose their term projects, which included designing pieces for the World Peace Game, finding solutions for issues submitted to the Problem Bank, creating systems for upper limb prosthetics, beta testing 3D scanning software, producing replacement teeth for the shark in the Science Gymnasium, and more. Lower School students decorated wooden disks with their name, symbols or graphics, which were collected and displayed as leaves on a large tree (pictured below).
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