Friday, September 30, 2011
Students worked very hard to design an experiment to determine the percentage of water in a carrot! The secret was in weighing the carrot at the beginning of the experiment and again at the end. All of that hard work paid off. Every group came within three points of the correct answer, which was a first in 5th grade. Congratulations for a job well done. Curious about the answer? Ask a 5th grade student! The answer may surprise you!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Attention all boys between 8 and 18 that LOVE TO SING!
Here is a magnificent opportunity to sing in Verizon Hall.
Click on the link below to read more about the
Keystone State Boychoir’s 10th Anniversary Invitation to B1K.
Sunday, October 30th • 3 pm
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
International Day of Peace Meeting For Worship.
Many of our faculty and students commented on the joy and peace felt
both during and after "I've Got Peace Like A River."
I look forward to our future performances together.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Here is a self-portrait project that Karolye began with fifth grade students. She was interested in helping them recognize the tone or value of a color. She wanted them to experiment with tonal value to create interest and excitement in their self portraits. Working with black and white tempera paint they created a grey scale. They sketched their image in pencil from a black and white photo of themselves, then spent time observing the placement and shapes of light and shadow on the photo. This allowed them to bring dimensionality to their portraits once they started to paint.
This project was a perfect challenge for fifth graders, building on what they have already learned about creating self portraits in previous years. It was also a great way to use our first integration period, since the challenge meant that many children needed support as they tried to add depth rather than flat highlights to their faces. Here Rosanne talks with Colin about shading and highlights.
Self Portraits in grayscale.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Fifth graders Celine, Jazzmin and Miles try to determine the fewest number of colors that can be used to color a United States map so that no two edges have the same color. This discreet math project is a favorite. Now to come up with a theory for why it's three or four or five. Devon, Margaret and Lily are hard at work to answer this question.