Walkabout: The Biomes of Oceania  | A Multi-Age Interdisciplinary Research Project

For Elementary students, our school’s semester-long study of Oceania culminated in the presentation of a “Walkabout.” This exposition of cultural, geographical, and historical information exploring the biomes of Australia, New Zealand, and the various islands and archipelagos of the continent captivated families, classmates, and faculty on January 25th. At the heart of the event was collaborative research and presentation by our Upper and Lower Elementary Students. Lower Elementary students (grades 1–3) and Upper Elementary students (grades 4–6) have a natural synergy as collaborators. The enthusiasm and excitement for learning new things that the younger students bring is inspiring and moti

NMS’s New Lunch Buddies Program Brings Together Our Oldest and Youngest Learners

This semester, NMS is implementing a collaborative program between Beginners (our toddler program) and Upper Elementary (grades 4–6). A few Upper Elementary volunteers rotate among the Beginners Classrooms and model grace and courtesy for the younger ones while helping with the lunch routine. Beginners 2 Teacher, Elyse Kalins provides a glimpse into the classroom and the benefits of this program. The children of Beginners 2 were just settling into an unusually quiet lunch last week, when an Upper Elementary student slipped into the classroom in an unassuming way, typical of someone who has spent time in a classroom with the most distractible of our student population. This particular student

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Newton Centre, MA 02459

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