The Battle of the Books team competed in Meet 5 last week, and they continue to hold first by a whooping 14 points in a field of 37 teams. They had the highest Round 5 score -- posting 84 points, nine points ahead of the second place contender. They continue to score 80 points or more per meet and are on track to earn over 500 points for the competition season. These results are a testament to the team's hard work, voracious reading, and commitment to practice. Congratulations, team!
Our Early Childhood and Lower School concluded their two-week focus on kindness by reaching out to students and teachers in the Middle and Upper Schools and asking them to leave notes with positive sentiments on classroom doors. It was heartening to see so many post-it-notes on doors that had been lovingly decorated for the occasion. The notes let our young students know that their focus on kindness impacted students and teachers in other divisions.
Our first graders were impressive on Monday, February 11th when they gave oral reports on the continents to an audience of family and friends. The young students, working with a partner, collaborated on the presentations. The students researched geographical, historical, and scientific facts about their assigned continent. Their reports highlighted their ability to read and write, to present information in a poster display creatively, and to remain composed and focused during their one minute talk. After everyone gave their report, students and guests moved to the hallway to view students artwork inspired by the study of the continents. We think the first-graders were terrific. Please click HERE to see some of the presentations on the blog.
The MathCounts team is a group of mixed grade level students in the Middle School who share a common interest in mathematics. Since last fall, the team has been meeting every Tuesday before school to challenge themselves by solving creative math problems in a collaborative setting.
MathCounts creates a space where learning math is fun, social and supportive, so that every student becomes a lifelong math learner. Our team has seen growth in their math skills over the year.
Meet the 2017 - 2018 MathCounts team: Back row: Mrs. Nasser, Kyle Saurer, Johnathan Vogt, Shiraz Baxamusa, Sophie Shanae Gould Dulabaum, Front row: Mrs. Taylor, Krish Patel, Anika Jaitley, Hanna Ham, Audri Ajinth
As you may know, from February 1st - 14th our Lower School students have joined thousands of students across the country in the Great Kindness Challenge to support a culture of kindness at school and beyond. Each day begins with a student sharing a kindness quote. Yesterday, for example, 2nd-grader Susannah Keene, visited classrooms to pass along these wise words from the Dalai Lama: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
The EA community is invited to support our students by kindly giving coins to be donated toward building school playgrounds in areas affected by hurricanes and floods last fall.