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Why Mindfulness Matters in Education

March 08, 2017 Research has proven that practicing mindfulness-based meditation and yoga in the classroom improves students’ focused attention and self-awareness, which contribute to academic success. Mindfulness-based... » read more

Fifth Grade Readers' Theater

March 02, 2017 Fifth graders participated in a special readers’ theater performance of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, an author the class has been studying. The teachers chose this book because... » read more

Original Plays by Kindergarten

March 02, 2017 “‘Pretend’ often confuses the adult, but it is the child’s real and serious world, the stage upon which any identity is possible and secret thoughts can be safely revealed.” -... » read more

Mars Rover Robotics Project

March 02, 2017 Sixth graders are currently designing and engineering Mars “Curiosity” Rovers using LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Systems. To prepare for the project, students learned about the NASA Mars Rover Mission and saw... » read more

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Program

February 23, 2017 Students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades who are participating in the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award program recently had lunch in the library to share their progress. Every fall, Salem State University... » read more

The Ice Cube Challenge in First Grade

February 21, 2017 Last week in first grade, students learned about states of matter as part of a larger study of winter. To deepen their learning, they worked in groups to complete the Ice Cube Challenge. Their goal was to... » read more

Outdoor Fun@GUS for Ages 4-7

February 15, 2017 Join us for a fun 90-minute outdoor program on the Glen Urquhart campus during March break. Activities will include creative field games, a guided hike on our woodland trail, and time for songs and stories in... » read more
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