The Senior class (5th-6th graders) has been reading Dar and the Spear Thrower, by Marjorie Cowley. The book is a coming-of-age story: “A young boy living 15,000 years ago in southeastern France is initiated into manhood by his clan and sets off on a journey to trade his valuable fire rocks for an ivory spear […]
Here are some pictures from Stuart’s Wednesday group. North Branch is fortunate to have a large wooded campus to explore!
Thanks to Bonnie for taking these videos of today’s assembly. In the slideshow are some great photos of forts in the NBS woods, and of the middle school students dissecting frogs with Jebb. In this video, Genevieve’s Junior class recites the poem “October.” The Junior Two class performs Crow & Weasel:
Today, the senior class went up to Afton Mountain to view migrating raptors. Jon and Margaret accompanied the class. It was mostly cloudy, but we were fortunate to view quite a few hawks (red-tailed, broad-winged, Cooper’s) and a bald eagle, among other birds. We were treated to a short talk by Rose, a volunteer, […]
The middle school class went to see Body Worlds at the Science Museum of Virginia today. The class has been studying anatomy and it was an excellent chance to see this traveling collection. Body Worlds is an amazing exhibit. We learned many intriguing things such as: the brain is only 2% of one’s body weight, […]