I had the ultimate privilege of accompanying the fifth-grade boys on their trip to Echo Hill this past week. Tuesday morning, as the bus pulled onto the Echo Hill ballfield, I could sense the nervous excitement of the class. After many years of fifth-grade trips to this beautiful bay spot, the joy of seeing boys … More The Benefits of Outdoor Education
With school in full swing, many of us are starting to think of those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer as a distant memory. I know that I fully enjoyed the extra time in the schedule to visit with family, travel to new places, and relax by the water. Looking at my growing Google calendar … More We’re Back!
A few weeks ago, several lower school teachers attended a technology retreat organized by the AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools) organization. The purpose of the retreat every year is to gather together independent school teachers and school leaders that are involved with STEM or technology programs in their institutions. New products are introduced, topics … More Learning about Technology
The word “teamwork” has been on the lips of many of us in the lower school this week. We have spent a good part of the week looking for that perfect “teammate” for our first through third grade teaching teams. Many qualified candidates have applied, some have been selected for full day interviews, and a … More Teamwork
Earlier this week, Dr. Webster spoke to our third, fourth, and fifth grade boys about joy. It was Morning Meeting and a perfect time to reflect on what makes us joyful as we gathered together in the music room. Mrs. Cyman began our session with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” as the boys entered, and soon … More Fostering an Appreciation for Joy
Late last week our fifth grade boys designed a fundraiser to help support the efforts of the Water for South Sudan foundation. After reading A Long Walk to Water in reading class, the boys felt moved by the story of villagers in Sudan having to walk miles every day to get clean drinking water. In … More Exploring the Ideas of Empathy and Stewardship
Today during Morning Meeting for grades three to five, Mrs. Cyman had the boys sing, “Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow….,” in anticipation of warmer days ahead. After a wintery few weeks in Maryland, many of us are quite anxious for temperature well above freezing. As the day ended, the … More Spring Expectations