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Intermediate Category Archive

Speaking Up on LGBT Day of Silence

Founded in 1996, GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Day of Silence is a day where students all over the world band together to make a powerful impact within their schools on the topic of LGBT bullying and harassment. Led by our new GSA, Baker students participated in the Day of Silence in a

Fourth-Graders Explore American Civil War in Simulation

Baker fourth-graders capped a Civil War study unit with a week-long exploration of life in wartime and inside a Union camp.

Voracious Readers Take on Battle of the Books

Three months of voracious reading paid off for dozens of Baker fourth- and fifth-graders who competed in our eighth annual Battle of Books!

Student-Led Workshops Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Learning

Fourth- and fifth-graders led workshops on a host of subjects last Friday, teaching their classmates in grades 1-5 about origami, gymnastics, chess, Greek gods, improv and playwriting, flip-book animation, Rainbow Loom, papercraft model-making, friendship bracelets, theater games, parachute games, card tricks, and finding the theme of a story. Workshop leaders conceived, created, and submitted their

Exploring Dr. King’s Legacy

Baker students of all ages spent the days leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day learning about Dr. King and his legacy, ultimately coming together as a community Jan. 15 for a culminating all-school assembly. From pre-kindergarten through grade 8, students and teachers explored a host of age-appropriate lessons. Here are a few: Pre-Kindergarten with

Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Baker Business School

Two months of hard work and innovation culminated Dec. 12 as Baker fourth- and fifth-grade students brought to market the products they developed from scratch during their semester-long Baker Business School project.

Stage Adaptation Allows Students to Explore Complex Issues Through Art and Literature

Fourth- and fifth-grade students shared their work in creating their own stage adaptation of the novel Esperanza Rising, performing a musical play for family and friends on Nov. 18 in Carlson Auditorium. Students collaborated to write the script and lyrics and compose some of their own music over the course of many weeks this fall

Meet Our Faculty: Stefanie Gehrig

“I hope my students will learn they are the architects of their own future. They can choose to be the change they want to see in the world.”

Sharing Music Among Friends

Baker students from Pre-K to grade 5 gathered Wednesday morning for the Fall Music Share, an annual event that gives students the opportunity to share with their peers what they’ve been learning in music class; to practice performing in an informal environment; and to start the day by making music together! [Baker parents, see the

Exploring Plate Tectonics Inside the Earth Balloon

Fourth- and fifth-graders’ study of plate tectonics culminated with an exploration of the Earth Balloon, a 20-foot inflatable model of the earth brought to Baker by visiting educators from Earth Adventure. Entering the Earth Balloon through a flap along the International Date Line, students and teachers sat atop Antarctica inside the globe, where they could