Fifth Grade students at Laurence study Africa as part of our Global Garden Educational Program. One of the highlights of their curriculum was their incredible performance at a recent Red, White, Blue & Green assembly. The performance included African dancing, drumming, and poetry, and was the culmination of months of hard work and practice. It was truly breathtaking. In addition, students in all of the other grades had also learned a part of the traditional African dance that the 5th Graders performed, and during the assembly, they had the chance to join in on the fun and show off their moves! A big thank you to our incredible Performing Arts team for their creativity and guidance. Click here to see pictures from this amazing performance.
We are so excited to announce that 30 Laurence students have been featured in the Fall 2016 edition of "A Celebration of Poets," which is a national anthology of poetry written by children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Panels of educators viewed entries from thousands of students from across the country to select the top submissions for publication in this book. Please click "Read More" for a list of our amazing published poets!
Last week, our 1st Grade classes packed up and took a bus ride to Underwood Family Farms as the culminating event for their "Farm-to-Table" unit of study. Upon arriving at the farm, students viewed a presentation about fruits and vegetables. Next, it was time for everyone's favorite part - harvesting! The students took a wagon ride into the fields where they learned the proper way to pick curly leaf lettuce, candy striped beets, cilantro, and strawberries. Finally, the students gathered for a picnic lunch and to greet the various farm animals who live at Underwood. It was an incredibly fun day in the sun, and the children experienced part of the journey that fruits and vegetables make to get from the farm to their tables. Please click here for some photos from their adventure.