Students Showcase Designs in PreK Car Show
Inspired by students’ curiosity, the PreK class has spent much of the year diving deep into the study of cars. In the latest stage of this exploration, students designed the cars of their dreams.
First Grade Family Math Night
On Thursday, February 16, Nueva families gathered in the lower school Ballroom for the First Grade Family Math Night. First graders from both Emily Mitchell’s and Diana Friedman’s classes were given the opportunity to teach their family members how to play a variety of games they have been exploring at school.
“How Do You Deliver Love?” - Kindergarten Valentine Studies
Each year our Kindergarten classes take a deep dive into letter writing in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. This year the two classes took slightly different approaches, both of which led to an exploration of the workings of the U.S. mail system. Both projects activated a multitude of skills including collaboration, writing, and mathematics surrounding money.
Nueva Dedicates Play Space to Joey Kovacevich
An outdoor play area near the Lower School was opened in loving memory of Joey Kovacevich last Friday. Joey was a student in the class of 2022 who died of cancer in the summer of 2013. He was a remarkable child — insightful, sweet, joyous courageous, funny, a natural leader, and one of those children that everyone loved, students and adults alike. He also was an artist and creator, innovator, and entrepreneur.
Lower School Students Perform "James and the Giant Peach"
This week, Lower School students delighted audiences with their performances of Pasek and Paul’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book, James and the Giant Peach. The musical tells the story of James, a young orphan sent to live with his two conniving aunts. When they send James to cut down a peach tree, he discovers a magic potion that creates a giant peach and human-sized insects. After the peach rolls into the ocean, James and his new insect friends learn to work together and become a family. The Lower School performers treated the audience with singing, dancing, incredible costumes, and a large dose of humor.