As a kid, one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day is heading to school with a bag full of sweet little cards and treats for all of your friends in class. And the tradition is alive and well at LGS though this year, amid COVID-19, with a little twist!
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As part of Black History Month activities, Mrs. Naveh’s 4-6 Team social studies students are creating a “Collaborative Quilt Poster” showcasing individuals whose talents and achievements have contributed to American culture and history. The concept and basic materials for the project were developed by art educator Jenny K.
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With the help of a visiting program from the Cincinnati Museum Center, 4-8 team students and staff members explored the history of slavery in the United States, with particular emphasis on the Underground Railroad.
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More than 200 years after their great expedition through the Pacific Northwest, the experiences and discoveries of Lewis and Clark continue to inspire interest and imagination among students and adults in America and beyond—including Ms. Kuehnle’s 6-8 team social studies students.
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4-6 Team students have been preparing for Inauguration Day 2021 by learning about what traditionally occurs on the day, and what will be different this year.
New this year, for example, the evening before Inauguration Day will include a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial honoring American lives lost due to COVID-19. The ceremony will take place January 19 at 5:30 p.m., and communities across the country are invited to join by lighting buildings and ringing church bells.
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Various studies show the social, behavioral, and academic benefits of classroom pets, most notably a study by the American Humane Society published in 2019. But at Linden Grove School, all we need to do is spend a little time in the Middle School classrooms with pets and experience their benefits first hand.
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Breathe . . . Visualize . . . . Stretch . . . .
LGS students and staff benefit from brief calming exercises two or three times a day: in the morning and after recess and/or lunch. The exercises utilize breathing techniques, visualizations, and stretches/movements to encourage a greater sense of self-awareness, mental focus, and emotional resilience.
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Students can learn about Christmas traditions and tasty treats from around the world—and increase their knowledge of world geography—with the book A World of Cookies for Santa by M. E. Furman. Enjoy a a read-aloud video recording of the book on YouTube.
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Some of LGS’s 4-6 students have been learning about simple machines. And it’s just in time for those planning on using their new knowledge to catch an elf on Christmas!
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Mr. Loar’s science students are learning about physical and chemical changes, and the winter season offers inspiration for some fun and instructive related science experiments, whether in the classroom or at home.
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