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Upper Elementary Field Day Photos

On May 31, Upper Elementary students gathered in Riverside Park for a morning of races, games, and teamwork. Want to download a photo? Hover your mouse above the slideshow; then click on the arrow on the bottom ride side of the slideshow to sign into Vidigami.

Posted on May 31, 2019 in

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Tales of the Black Snake Woman

 Want to download a photo? Hover your mouse above the slideshow; then click on the arrow on the bottom ride side of the slideshow to sign into Vidigami. The “Black Snake Woman trip,” a two-night excursion for third graders, is a highly anticipated experience in Lower Elementary, and a beloved school memory for many older students and […]

Posted on May 30, 2019 in

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Welcome to Upper Elementary: Advice for Rising Third Graders

Gather round! Our sage fourth graders recently shared some pearls of wisdom for their third grade peers, who will soon be ascending to Upper Elementary. Class of ’22 parents, safeguard these practical tips for next September. You may even want to read them to your new fourth grader the night before school starts: One suggestion encourages […]

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An Earth Week Challenge in Lower Elementary

In honor of Earth Day, Lower Elementary students dedicated a week in late April to an “upcycling” challenge, introduced by IA’s teacher Ms. Lindsay. Here, she explains what that upcycling means and how it inspired students to contemplate new uses for items they once considered pure waste.  Recycling used to feel like doing our bit […]

Posted on May 23, 2019 in

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Balancing Act: Sixth Graders Create Mobiles that Represent Equations

When you enter IIA and look up the first thing you see are colorful, three-dimensional shapes hanging from the ceiling. These geometric mobiles were built by the sixth grade and are physical models of the mobile puzzles they created in class. Students Emily M. and Camille B. describe the project below.  Mobile puzzles are pictorial representations […]

Posted on April 25, 2019 in

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Making Cultural Connections at The Asia Society Museum

In early April, each Lower Elementary class took a field trip to the Asia Society Museum on the Upper East Side. Every year Lower Elementary focuses on two to three continents—covering all continents over the three-year LE cycle—to explore their people and culture, geography, history, and flora and fauna. After studying Australia in the fall, […]

Posted on April 24, 2019 in

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Sturbridge Village Log: A Journey Back in Time

All year, fifth graders focus on American history in their social studies class. In April, they visited Old Sturbridge Village and came together as a class to recount their very memorable trip here: In a plain, white church on the Sturbridge Village green our fifth grade class participated in the purest form of democracy. We had come […]

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Dispatch from Black Rock Forest: What LE Students Have Been Studying in Our Northern “Campus”

Throughout March, whether in the snow or sunshine, hearty Lower Elementary children had a wonderful time exploring all that Black Rock Forest has to offer! During the first grade trip, the children were able to try snowshoeing. It took a lot of effort to learn how to walk with such big feet! The children spent […]

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What’s Up in LE this March?

Big Snaps for Lower Elementary Poets! Lower Elementary spent March immersed in poetry. This literacy unit gave students an opportunity to study the work of Langston Hughes and Shel Silverstein, drawing inspiration to write their own poems. They focused on seeing the world through a poet’s lens and finding poetry in their everyday surroundings. While […]

Posted on March 14, 2019 in

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Upper Elementary Goes “Into the Woods”

Upper Elementary ventured “Into the Woods” for this year’s stellar UE play, which had four performances during the week of March 11-15. Kudos to everyone involved—from the songs to the sets, this production impressed.

Posted on March 14, 2019 in

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