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6th Grade Cross Curricular Project Kicks off with Hands-on Field Trip

On Friday, May 9, sixth grade students enjoyed a day of activities centered around fishing.  This field trip was designed to pique student interest and pave the path to a cross-curricular project focused on human impact on oceans, which will … Continue reading

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5th Grade Science Students Adapting Birds

Fifth grade science students are in the midst of considering “What makes birds survive?” One option boys can elect to explore is a Total Bird Redesign. In this option, boys select a Fessenden feeder bird and relocate it to an … Continue reading

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RSS Class Explores Egypt via EdTech

RSS students explored Egyptian religion more in depth this past week, researching a god or goddess of their choice and using various EdTech options to create a product.  Students used a research template created in Google Docs to gather background … Continue reading

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21st Century Skills in Action – in 5th Grade Science, Bird is the Word

Mr. Banister’s Science classes began their bird unit by learning what every solid ornithologist should; how to identify birds via their unique characteristics.  The flipped classroom format meant that specifics memorization took place at home, leaving students valuable time in … Continue reading

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EdTech and PBL in 6th Grade Language Arts

Sixth graders were challenged to explore the problem “How can a picture tell a story?” Boys took photographs on their orientation trip to Crane Beach, and selected one from the group pool they felt embodied their experience that day.  Boys … Continue reading

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Fessy EdTech Round Up

Ninth grade English students played with GoAnimate, creating animated screenplays based on the concept of conflict and resolution. Upper School Spanish students designed graphic novels via Pixton. Upper School English students used Pixton to storyboard a scene from Oedipus Rex.

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Food Web Collaboration in Fifth Grade (Flipped) Science

Fifth grade Science students tackled a food web activity today that was multi-layered. It was designed to first check student understanding of food webs and the concept of interconnectedness, which students explored at home as part of their flipped classroom, … Continue reading

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