Lower School Family Night will present an evening of special activities and projects based on the theme, "Golden Ways to Go Green" on Thursday, February 4, in the AP Room beginning at 6:30 p.m. We hope you will join us for these exciting presentations! The schedule of activities follows:
• Fifth graders will hold an exhibition for parents about their Trout in the Classroom project. The program allows the Lower School students to raise Brook Trout (the New Jersey state fish) from eggs, monitor water quality and study stream habits.
• Fourth graders will hold an exhibition in the Upper School Science Laboratory to show parents their hydroponics projects, where a crop of pumpkins is growing. The students will explain the difference between growing plants with soil versus hydroponics; the time development of hydroponics; a timeline to show the development of their pumpkins and a comparison of the yield; and a student-produced PowerPoint about why hydroponics is considered “green” and where hydroponics is used in the world.
• Third graders will celebrate the theme, “America, Then and Now.” For “Then,” students will learn how Native Americans used and reused everything. For “Now,” students will create something new from a table filled with recycled items.
• Second graders will offer a performance with lyrics about reusing, reducing and recycling. They will play instruments made from recycled materials.
• First graders will decorate reusable grocery bags with different ways that we can reduce, reuse and recycle. There will also be a computer trivia game about recycling.
• Kindergarten students will paint flower pots and plant seeds, create magazine holders from recycled cereal boxes and be challenged by a “green” concentration game using recycling and other symbols.
• Junior Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students will explore sensory tables containing soil, recycled containers and recycled shredded paper. Concepts include sense of touch, color sorting, fine motor skills and measuring size and weight. Other activities include: 10 Pin Bowling using recycled plastic water bottles (concepts include: hand-eye coordination and counting) and Art Center using recycled materials.