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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…

Trees Research Takes Second-Graders All Over Campus

Second-graders in Mrs. Rothschild’s class began the semester by studying the science of trees, learning about germination, seed dispersal, pollination, habitats, and the cycle of plants before embarking on a research project about trees on the Baker campus. Students worked in small groups to survey, identify, and catalog nearly 100 trees on our campus; wrote…

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…

Young Scientists Track Monarch Butterfly Migration

First- and second-graders experienced a climactic moment last Friday in their study of monarch butterflies, coming together with their friends in Junior Kindergarten to release 23 monarchs off onto their migratory journey down to Mexico. Students dressed up in monarch colors, many wearing homemade wings, and wished the butterflies safe travels on their 2,000-mile journey…