Articles Categorized: Lower School

Farm-to-foods study in 4-5

Students in Waynflete’s 4–5 program are currently engaged in a “Farms to Foods” study. Their work focuses on aquaculture, vermiculture, botany, and food systems, along with related climate impacts. Last week, a group of 59 students visited Merritt Island Oyster...

Every student needs more this year

If you have concerns about your child catching up or measuring up after COVID last year, you aren’t alone. At Waynflete, we meet every child where they are, and we know every child needs all the face-to-face interaction and support...

2-3 students take direct action to keep our oceans clean

This spring, faculty members in the Lower School’s 2-3 program added an environmental unit to their yearlong maritime study, with a focus on marine debris. Teachers reached out to staff at the Rozalia Project, an organization that is committed to...

2-3 students design memorable gifts for their 4-5 friends

2-3 students recently made beautiful clay medallions for 4-5 students as a service project. Student names are on inscribed on one side—shoe tread impressions are on the other.

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

During his tenure as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang challenged young readers to open their eyes to new ideas and experiences by initiating the Reading Without Walls Challenge. Readers are encouraged to step outside their...

More faces on campus!

It was a big week for Waynflete students in grades 7–12! After careful consideration, and in line with CDC guidelines, we increased the percentage of students attending classes in person from 50 to 75 percent. (Students in preschool–grade 6 have...

4-5 Neighborhood Collage Triptychs

As part of our Harlem Renaissance unit, 4-5 Art students studied the work of Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. Using recycled materials, students created a collage triptych in the style of Bearden’s “The Block,” a six-panel collage of his Harlem...

State of the School 2021

On February 11, Head of School Geoff Wagg gave a virtual State of the School address to the Waynflete community from the Klingenstein Library in the Lower School. Geoff reviewed the past year, outlined the elements that will help shape...

Antonio Rocha brings storytelling talents to Waynflete to help celebrate Black History Month

In celebration of the art of storytelling and Black History Month, we were happy to have Antonio Rocha join us for a Lower School Assembly. This event was made possible by the Class of 1970 Guest Speaker and Visiting Artist...

Starry Night in EC

When the EC Loons returned from winter break, they dove into a study of Vincent van Gogh's artwork. After looking closely at a number of his paintings, the children showed heavy interest in "Starry Night." They looked at other artists...

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