Join us on the first day of school for our annual welcome back celebration! Snacks, games, dunk tank, face painting and more! September 3rd from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on the JCDS playground. No RSVP required. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Meredith, Talya or Alison.
Presenters from some of the various STEAM Splash workshops discuss their activities in this in-depth look at STEAM Splash days.
Our fourth annual STEAM Splash event took place this spring. STEAM Splash is a yearly design-fest that brings together the skills and interests of community members with the unbridled enthusiasm of our students. Parents and friends from our community, along with partners from Brown and RISD, ran 30 different STEAM-themed workshops over a three-day period. […]
Young children love the immediate satisfaction of painting. Mixing colors is a magic and instant alchemy that has enthralled our Pre-K students for the past few weeks in art. Mr. Mirsky challenged the children to “invent” as many new colors as they could. With this prompting, children learned the basics of color theory and improved […]
Recess and unstructured play are critically important for elementary school children. These non-academic learning experiences promote fine and gross motor development, social emotional growth, and interpersonal bonding. Recently, children have been constructing and deconstructing a stick fort in the parking lot — one of the designated areas where some students choose to have recess. Using […]
Does your child love to build, create and imagine? Join us for an afternoon of fun construction challenges. There will be creative building materials to explore and some challenges for young builders. Sunday, March 10 2:00 – 4:00 pm Free and open to the public
Grades 3-5 have been practicing collaboration in TikkunXDesign while designing and building their own schools. In small groups, students brainstormed important elements of a school, created a floor plan, and built up walls and furniture to create a demonstrative model. At each point along the way, students were asked to build upon each other’s ideas, […]
What’s been happening in TikkunXDesign lately? Students in grades K-2 have been experimenting with Contraption Kits. The students use these light-weight blocks to build ramps for balls. Using inquiry-based methods, students are testing predictions to learn more about force and momentum.