The Upper Elementary and Adolescent classes engaged in a wonderful outdoor program with Earth Village Education in Marshall on Monday, October 16, 20017. The program was lead by Kevin and McNeal who are fabulous outdoor educators. Read more
Wednesday, Oct 4th, the Adolescent class was invited to walk the grounds of St. Bride’s Farm to view their sculpture collection. The collection is vast and each piece is both artistically and physically impressive. Read more
37.2 trillion! Although scientists do not actually know, this is their best estimate to date of the number of cells in the human body. That is a lot of cells. The adolescent class began their science study this year with cells, connecting with our larger theme this trimester of “origins.” Read more
September 21 was International Peace Day and the adolescent class had their first Community Breakfast of the year. Although we had a smaller crowd than expected, it was a good experience. Read more
The Adolescent group got an early start on spring break by taking in the beautiful blooming trees and flowers at the Virginia State Arboretum in Blandy, VA. The students used the self-guided materials to explore the park and enjoyed an al fresco lunch.
The Q?rius “A Grizzly Discovery” program (pronounced “curious”) is a hands-on forensic educational program. The goal to this is to determine whether bones found in the forest belong to a missing person who disappeared in that same general area. The instructors provide all of the bones and provide instructions and assistance in using them to determine if they belong to the person missing.
This post was written by Shannon Falli Lasser, one of our Mountainside parents. Shannon facilitated a cow eyeball dissection lab with the Elementary students.
“Is it going to explode on us when we cut into it?!” They asked the question with nervous excitement as we embarked on our dissection journey. “No,” I assured them, “it won’t exactly explode, but there will be plenty of vitreous humor to examine once it’s opened.” This question – and others that followed – made it clear that the children were very much engaged in the lesson at hand. All were eager to get down to the serious business of cow eyeball dissection! Read more