The last week of school has snuck up on us as it almost always does, whether we are learning online or not. In our grade-level culminating events this week, students have been able to showcase some of the work they are most proud of for you and for a slightly wider audience of their classmates and classmates’ families. While these shares have allowed you each the chance to see and hear a sampling of exemplary work from your child’s own grade level, I wanted to use this opportunity to share projects across all four grades, so that you can peruse and appreciate the efforts of our incredible fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders and their intrepid teachers.
While no one officially moves up to the next grade until end of the school day tomorrow, I want to take this moment to say congratulations on an amazing year and welcome to the next. Thank you for your support of the program and partnering with us all year, especially the past few months. Please take a moment to peruse the work below. Happy summer and see you soon!
The seventh grade NYC of the Future project challenged students to redesign NYC for a sustainable future by using biomimicry and other innovative design techniques.
Fifth graders created original compositions that can be heard here.
Sixth grade students submitted an opinion piece to the annual New York Times student opinion contest. In these quick videos, they describe their topic and summarize their best arguments. https://flipgrid.com/+cjsopinion2020 (password: lreistrong2020)
Seventh graders wrote stories in the genre of magical realism, which you can read here.
If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to browse, watch and listen to the visual and performing art pieces created by our middle schoolers this year.
Sixth graders completed their quest for knowledge as members of their medieval guilds. The projects that were started in the building in the late winter were completed during LREI@home and are on display here.
Fifth graders embarked on a sourdough starter service project, linked here.
Sixth graders crafted these amazing US maps
In science, sixth graders collected data to test hypotheses, including the effect of different types of music on exercise:
In world language, students created websites like the one below, and wrote skits, like this one.