The Art of Musical Instruments

Continuing their study of Art Around the World, 2-4 team students are learning about musical instruments of South America, most notably zampoñas and rainsticks.

The earliest music of South America mimics sounds of nature including wind, rain, thunder, birds, insects, and more. Early instruments were made from materials found in nature — items like reeds, seeds, dried gourds, pebbles, and bamboo. Mrs. Hoffman’s students made their zampoñas and rainsticks using drinking straws, papertowel tubes, and other materials. Continue reading “The Art of Musical Instruments”

Pockets Full of American History

Learning about the American Revolution has never been more engaging than in Mrs. Naveh’s social studies classes.

In their study of this important part of American history, students will progress through multiple units, including:

  • Causes of the War
  • Famous Patriots
  • A Soldier’s Life
  • Battles
  • Spies and Traitors
  • Birth of a Nation

For the individual units, each student will create a “pocket” containing an overview page, Fast Facts, and worksheets or activity pages ranging from a map of the thirteen colonies to a pop-up reflecting the famous painting of George Washington and his men in a row boat crossing the Delaware before the battle of Trenton. Continue reading “Pockets Full of American History”

All Systems Go!

The human body is even more impressive than the most complicated machines.

All of our bodies have the same basic parts, more or less. These parts combine into different systems, each with a different purpose; but all of the systems are interconnected. If one or more of the systems aren’t working properly, the body can’t run smoothly. Continue reading “All Systems Go!”

Reasons to Love LGS!

This week staff, students and supporters celebrated their love for LGS.

New families and long-term friends shared what they loved most about LGS through displays in the school hallways, emails and social media posts. And everyone got into the spirit by wearing green and “I Love LGS” buttons and stickers.

For the “Top 10 Reasons to Love LGS” click here.



You be the Architect



Continuing their study of Ancient Egypt, Ms. Ballard’s social studies students were given a challenge: construct the biggest pyramid you can using the provided blocks.

To confirm which student did indeed construct the biggest pyramid, the students were then challenged to calculate how many blocks were in each construction Continue reading “You be the Architect”

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