Fieldston middle school students spent Tuesday morning interacting with people whose lives and work connect in diverse ways to service and activism. The Pay It Forward forum was inspired by the middle school’s summer book selection, Pay It Forward, by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
Since 2012, students at Ethical Culture and the Lerata School in Kenya have been learning about each others’ communities, sharing art and asking each other questions (via video) to better understand day-to-day life across the globe. To help coordinate this burgeoning relationship and related academic projects, Ethical Culture has named math specialist Samantha Resnik as its Lerata coordinator.
Karen Freede and Maddalena Loeb, FL Grade 1 Teachers
Posted November 19, 2015
As part of their curriculum on birds, first-grade classes at Fieldston Lower visited the Greenburgh Nature Center, in Scarsdale, which cares for injured animals that cannot be released back into the wild. Students had the opportunity to meet a screech owl, a fish crow, and a ring-necked dove, in addition to spotting several other species.