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Jan
21

Featured Story: Bishop Woods Magnet School Goes Outside!


Bishop Woods knows that Outdoor Learning is really important. 

Why?

  • School performance increases when children learn outdoors
  • Learning outdoors is healthy
  • Learning outdoors is active and increases students' physical, mental and social health.
  • Learning outdoors supports child development
  • Teaching and learning outdoors is fun
  • Learning outdoors helps develop a sense of place and civic attitudes and behaviors
  • Outdoor education engages families and the community

During remote learning, students at Bishop Woods have still been able to visit their Schoolyard Habitat virtually! Grade 3 students have been studying "What lies beneath the surface?" and have made observations about the soil and its inhabitants at Bishop Woods. Grade 8 students have been testing soil from the habitat and sharing their results with the 3rd graders – an authentic learning experience that allows for our older students to develop mentorship skills, even in a virtual setting!

Bishop Woods also hosted a Habitat Clean-Up event to prepare the schoolyard for hybrid learning. With the help of staff, their families, and the amazing crew at Common Ground High School, they were able to install log seating in the garden, enhance the Maker Space with fort-building materials, prepare the habitat for winter rest, and install a Sound Wall courtesy of Mrs. Laughlin (first grade)!

Please visit this Google Site for more information about the projects taking place at Bishop Woods Architecture and Design Magnet School!


Students have been able to virtually study our Schoolyard Habitat during remote learning.
Bishop Woods Habitat Clean-Up event with staff and their families.
Some new outdoor log seating courtesy of Common Ground High School.
Jan
14

Featured Story: Wilbur Cross Winter Art Show

Work by Ashley, Grade 9

The students at Wilbur Cross High School put together a slideshow-style video of their Winter Art Show. Check out the beautiful works of art that the students created. Here's a sneak peak below but be sure to click the link below! Beautiful work to all!

Be sure to check out the Wilbur Cross Art website as well.


Jan
14

Featured Story: Edgewood Student Artwork

Screen-Shot-2021-01-14-at-11.40.51-PM Multicultural Artwork @ Edgewood

The students at Edgewood Magnet School were inspired by art styles from around the world in Quarter 1 and Quarter 2. Check out the beautiful works of art that the students created. Beautiful work to all!


Picasso - Spanish Study

Students explored the work of Spanish cubist artist Picasso in their journey to the world of Spanish art.

American / Canadian Indigenous Art

Students were aware of the importance of wildlife and specifically deer in their exploration of American and Canadian indigenous communities' artwork.

Amate Bark Painting

When students explored the art of Mexico, they learned about a type of bark paper called amate that Mayan and Aztec Indians painted on more than 3,000 years ago to create codices (accordion-folded books) depicting stories, historical events, and even astrology.

Jan
14

Featured Story: Betsy Ross Arts Virtual Winterfest

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Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School students and staff were in full holiday mode when they presented their Virtual Winterfest celebration in December. Check out the video to see dramatic and humorous theater performances of Charlie Brown's Christmas and The Ice King, string performances of songs such as "Nampaya Omame," "Peace Like a River," "Skaters' Waltz," "Dona Nobis Pacem," "We Three Kings," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Great job to all the performers and their teachers!

Video Available through January 29, 2021 - Watch it now :)  

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