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Monday, January 30, 2012

Math Enrichment

Recently your fifth graders were introduced to "Balance Puzzles." These puzzles are actually algebra puzzles using shapes in place of variables. It is our expectation that children will work on these in school whenever they finish their assigned work or whenever they have a few free moments. As soon as they've mastered one, they will move onto the next. We have puzzles that are for fifth graders all the way through eighth graders. This is just one example of how we're fostering a love of math as well as an enriching program. Below is an example of a beginning balance puzzle. Good Luck and Enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Greek Day Part 2

Here are some more videos from the fabulous 5th Grade Greek Day skits! Sorry it took so long to post! P.S. If you have full length videos that are better quality, please make us a copy so we can post it!


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Monday, January 16, 2012

Greek Day!

5th Grade had an amazing Friday of Greek Day activities, lunch, and the highly anticipated performance of our Greek skits and monologues! Students worked tirelessly through the past few weeks writing, planning, practicing, re-writing, and perfecting their skits. The plays were creative and ingenious, reflecting the knowledge (and humor) that students learned from our class studies and discussions of ancient Grecian culture and mythology. Below are some of the videos from our performance!!



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Sunday, January 1, 2012

AFS Outside!

Please come to hear about AFS Outside on January 5th!  You won't want to miss the student gallery that highlights student reflections on outdoor learning.  It will be a wonderful display of Lower School work!  Hope to see you that evening.