Fourth grader Mila B. wants the world to know that women can do anything men can do. As part of a recent assignment on social justice poetry, she channeled her frustration about persistent sexism in our world into a piece entitled Free as a Horse. Earlier this year, she performed that piece in front of her classmates before giving a presentation on an architectural design for her dream sports facility—an athletics club designed with women athletes in mind. Read more about the curriculum in this week’s story: Fourth Grade Project Melds Math and Social Justice.
Lower School News
Our Nueva teachers have worked incredibly hard to bring the “Nueva Way” educational experience to our students across all divisions in this new remote learning space. Kindergarten teachers have not only approached remote learning as student-centered, they have also approached remote learning as parent-centered.
Nueva first graders are learning to be kind, compassionate, empathetic citizens, as they are currently studying ableism.
The second grade embarked on a research field trip to Angel Island and the former immigration center, which perfectly tied into the humanities theme of the grade: Bay Area history through the lens of immigration.
On Fridays, the Lower School buzzes with excitement as students engage in choice time activities ranging from cooking and sewing to board games and art.
Young poet Mila B. wants the world to know that women can do anything men can do. Through her writing, she takes on the issue of persistent sexism in our world.
In fourth grade, students explored the intersection between social justice and architecture.
Pharaohs, noblewomen, swordsmen—these were just some of the characters featured in the Daily Life in Ancient Egypt Wax Museum.
When kindergarten teachers Paul Knight, Rashida Blade, and Shelly Whittet saw an opportunity to celebrate Chinese language, culture, and identity, they reached out to Middle School Mandarin teacher Ting Zhang.
In this time of Thanksgiving, first graders are building on their social-emotional learning (SEL) by taking on a 21-day gratitude journal challenge.