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Let’s Get Back to School—Safely

Welcoming new students, returning students, teachers and staff to LGS for the new school year is always an exciting time. In this unique year, we also have new challenges to meet and conquer. We will be working hard on the following six measures to ensure our school community stays healthy while we enjoy learning and being together. For more information, read LGS’s full Return to School Plan. Continue reading “Let’s Get Back to School—Safely”

If I Were an Astronaut

During Linden Grove School’s second week of Summer Camp, students are considering what it would be like to be an astronaut:

  • What would your rocket look like?
  • Where would you go?
  • What would you see?

K-4 students received an introduction to the universe through the book Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney. With Earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and on to the stars, answering simple questions about our solar system.

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Feel the Force

Summer Camp has begun at LGS, and this week 4-8 students are experimenting with magnets and static electricity. With each, force can be applied to an object from a distance (as opposed to physically touching an object and applying force).

Students first tested magnets on various objects: plastic, wood, glass, paper, metal, etc. Magnets attract some metal objects but not all; magnets attract objects made of iron and steel, for example, but not aluminum, copper, or brass.

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Paper Airplane Science

6-8 Team students recently participated in a live class via video conferencing on the science of paper airplanes. Students were encouraged to explore various airplane designs – including one using drinking straws and paper hoops – and explore how the flight of their planes changed based on design, size, thrust, and more.

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Learning through Reading with a Touch of Magic

Reading not only helps students increase their vocabulary and their language skills but also helps students improve their concentration and memory, encourages empathy and creativity, and brings students together through a shared experience.

Mrs. Bachman is taking an advantage of the stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19, and free resources from J. K. Rowling and her Wizarding World partners, to guide her 4-6 Team students through a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in J. K. Rowling’s popular series of novels.

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Exploring World Cultures through Art

While staff and students “Stay at Home” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mrs. Hoffman’s 2-4 Team art students continue their exploration of world cultures. Their current geographic area of focus? Asia!

With each country they visit—from India to Japan to Russia—Mrs. Hoffman shares a world map highlighting the country as well as some basic information of the country’s culture and traditions. Also provided are links to short videos from National Geographic Kids depicting student explorers as they experience local attractions and activities ranging from a Holi festival in India to the performance of The Nutcracker ballet in Russia.

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Sidewalk Sensory Paths

If you’ve ever walked to the far end of the 2nd floor hall in Linden Grove School, you’ve seen on the hallway floor a path created by nature themed-decals in the shape of lily pads, tree stumps, rocks and more. Signs and images inspire students (and others) to “touch your toes,” “spin,” hop over ponds, and more.

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