Effective communication is a critical competency for the modern learner. In Flint Hill’s Lower School, students are given multiple opportunities during each day to develop and refine their oral, written and visual communication skills, including: in Morning Meetings, conferences with their teachers, participating in class discussions, and presenting during Inspiration. Earlier this year, some of our Fourth Grade students became journalists, putting their communication skills to work with the launch of a new video series, “From the Halls of the Lower School.” Each month, the students will spend time interviewing children from each grade level in the Lower School to gather information about the learning opportunities taking place across the division. Once the information is gathered, the aspiring journalists must synthesize it, and then decide what they will share in each report. As the series continues and the children refine their skills, students will be responsible for the entire production of the news reports, including videotaping, directing and editing each broadcast.
First Graders Engineer Apple Containers, Sailboats, and More!
Pop into the first grade classroom and you are likely to encounter small clusters of children huddled around a collection of foam trays, felt, colored straws, Scotch tape, and all manner of handy supplies. There will be much negotiating, demonstrating, and a general flurry of activity. This is what STEM looks like in first grade. […]
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Sewickley Academy Fourth Graders Are Full of Drive
Sewickley Academy’s Grade 4 students were challenged to design, build, and program Lego cars as a final project in computer class and did a phenomenal job! Their cars, controlled by a computer keyboard, had many unique features that demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving such as a distance sensor that makes the car go in […]
Hutchison Fourth Graders Honored by U.S. Congress for Community Service Project
Over the past few months, Hutchison fourth-graders started collecting books, a lot of books. In total, the class amassed more than 1,500 gently used books to donate to local elementary students. With the help of Hutchison’s Upper School Rogers Scholars Program and the Memphis Teacher Residency, the philanthropic young ladies delivered those books to Sherwood […]