Visual arts teacher Stefanie Smith took students in her upper-school architecture class on a tour of the Tate Library to get an up-close look at the progress of the renovation.
On Wednesday, October 25, Fieldston Middle and the middle school P+T are hosting a parent education session on cyberbullying and online safety. Attorney Rachel Bayer will discuss technology safety and how social media impacts teens, among other topics. Join us from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Fieldston auditorium. An RSVP is required to attend.
Students in Maggie Morrison's second-grade class at Fieldston Lower are working on a large-scale map of the Hudson River that features collages of landmarks—such as the George Washington Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse—that they observed on a recent class trip. "The more experiences students have with the river, the more information they can add to the group map," said associate teacher Kevin Hershey.
From October 10 through 17, fourth and fifth graders at Fieldston Lower are joining more than one million students around the world in specialized math exploration as part of Global Math Week 2017. The event is sponsored by the Global Math Project, an initiative launched in 2015 with the aim of making mathematics a joyous experience for all.
Every day, members of Fieldston's Environmental Club take turns wheeling food scraps from the upper school cafeteria to the compost bins on the lower field. "It is fun to get our hands dirty and to know we are turning potential landfill into nutrient-rich compost that will be used in the lower school garden," says sophomore Emma Venarde.
The study of the Hudson River, a semester-long interdisciplinary curricular program, got under way recently for Ethical Culture third graders. Each class visited the Center for the Urban River at Beczak, in Yonkers, where students learned about the geography of the river, went seining, and examined the marine life they caught.
EC fifth graders are working on a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, musical robots project this fall, giving them the opportunity to explore creative ways of making music with different materials and objects, and using them to build robot instruments.
Fieldston Lower kindergartners in both Laura Feinberg-Smith and Lillian Polite's classes are busy observing caterpillars, counting chrysalises, and awaiting their transformation into butterflies as part of an interdisciplinary curricular unit that focuses on the life cycle of the insect.
If you build it, they will come. Eighth-grade science students have been given this challenge: build the strongest bridge you can with limited materials and within a budget.