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Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Six and seven are ages when children begin to really experiment with identity. There are certain articles of clothing they want to wear daily. They assert their own desires in a search for agency and differentiation. They develop likes and dislikes, challenging others to affirm or counter their thinking. (An almost daily conversation at one of our lunch tables, for example, begins with “Raise your hand if you like…”). Given this developmental exploration with identity, we start the year by...
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017
We Were Eight Years in Power
“You forget everything. The hours slip by. You travel in your chair through centuries you seem to see before you, your thoughts are caught up in the story, dallying with the details or following the course of the plot, you enter into characters, so that it seems as if it were your own heart beating beneath their costumes.” ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary This quote about reading from Madame Bovary, one of the many books from this year’s Holiday Shopping Lists, is the perfect summation of...
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
“You forget everything. The hours slip by. You travel in your chair through centuries you seem to see before you, your thoughts are caught up in the story, dallying with the details or following the course of the plot, you enter into characters, so that it seems as if it were your own heart beating beneath their costumes.” ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary This quote about reading from Madame Bovary, one of the many books from this year’s Holiday Shopping Lists, is the perfect summation of...
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017
Brave
“You forget everything. The hours slip by. You travel in your chair through centuries you seem to see before you, your thoughts are caught up in the story, dallying with the details or following the course of the plot, you enter into characters, so that it seems as if it were your own heart beating beneath their costumes.” ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary This quote about reading from Madame Bovary, one of the many books from this year’s Holiday Shopping Lists, is the perfect summation of...
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017
Still Life Elective
The Upper School held its first assembly of the school year on October 26, 2017. The focus of the gathering of fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders was a curriculum share. To follow are some highlights from the assembly. Chorus The seventh-graders kicked off the assembly by singing “Cantamos.” Math Students gave presentations and shared videos about ways they are learning to solve math problems. Fifth-graders explained how the solved a math problem involving opening and closing...

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