In the Loop

  The Woodmere Art Museum Field Trip  – by Alison   The Monday before Halloween, our class went on a field trip to the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill to look at Victorian death ceremony themed, decorated, styrofoam cakes. Yeah, I’m not kidding. Dark. Well, it actually wasn’t very dark at all. The cakes […]

In the Loop

On September 20th, Back to School Night, parents visited our classroom, starting their visit with a tour of the spots selected for noticing by the young people in the group. The visitors then wondered about those locations, leaving us questions. In the spirit of this year’s school-wide theme, Notice and Wonder, here are our answers to some of […]

Visualizing for Understanding

Understanding mathematical operations is about seeing and understanding how and why they work, not about taking someone’s word for it (a teacher’s, a friend’s, or a textbook’s). While all of that input can be helpful, there is nothing like making the discovery for yourself — constructing your own understanding — for making a concept stick […]