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STEM Project: Seventh Grade Hurricane Houses
 
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The seventh grade’s first unit of study this year in earth science was weather. Students learned about weather tools and factors as well as big weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. In class, students practiced tracking hurricanes and kept a close eye on the path of hurricane Jouquin as it approached the U.S. The culminating weather activity was a STEM project in which 7th graders worked in small groups to build a structure that could withstand hurricane force winds. This activity began with a brainstorming session where the kids came up with a list of things that could/would cause damage to a house during a hurricane. Kids came up with a list that included high winds, storm surges, flooding, power outages and torrential rainfall. They then came up with ways to make a house that could withstand hurricane force winds. Ideas included reinforced walls, hurricane shutters, and the shape of the building. Students were then given a list of building materials and construction constraints. The house had to be 2000 cu. Cm or more and it had to include two windows and a door. They then drew their house plans and listed the dimensions before actually building the house. Due to the unique designs of the houses, many students used volume formulas for cones, pyramids and spheres. Finally, it was time to test! A leaf blower was used to replicate hurricane force winds. The ability of the house to withstand hurricane force winds was judged by how close the leaf blower could get to the house before the house was destroyed. Twenty feet away was a category one, 15 ft a category two etc. To wrap up this activity students discussed what worked and what didn’t with regards to stability. Kids also discussed how building a simple model could be applied to “real” buildings. Science – What are hurricanes? What causes them? How difficult are they to predict? How can we stay safe? Technology - Track hurricanes. Research hurricane safe houses Engineering - Build a hurricane safe house Math– Use formulas to calculate 2000 cu. Cm.
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Third Grade Science: The Digestive System
 
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Students have been learning about the digestive system in third grade. Join Mrs. Gilpin in the classroom as she walks you through a fun, hands-on activity as we discover how the digestive system works!
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Planting Seeds with Kindergarten
 
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STEM:  Testing Earthquake Safe Buildings (models)
 
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Seventh graders have been studying seismic activity, plate tectonics and earthquakes in science class. Part of their study has related to examining the effect of earthquakes on buildings and how certain designs help make ‘earthquake safe buildings.’ Learn more about Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg
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Second Grade Science: Magnet Fun
 
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Fifth Grade Writing: Character & Conflict
 
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Fifth graders spent most of December reading short stories and worked to analyze plot. Now that they have returned from winter break, they picked up immediately where they left off; analyzing and creating characters, while determining conflict. This week, students are ready to take that planning and create a rough draft. They partner up with classmates to work through their stories as their drafts begin to take shape. After sharing, the students put pen to paper and revise their stories, adding dialog, strong leads and endings, before editing and ultimately publishing their work. Learn more about Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg
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Fifth Grade: Greek Fair & Project Based Learning
 
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During the months of February and March, students worked in grade level small groups to research various aspects of ancient Greek life. Research focused on addressing the question, "How did the ancient Greeks' way of life compare to our lives today?" Students gathered information using a variety of text and online resources. When the research phase concluded, students collaborated to design a station or "stop" for our Greek Fair. Students wrote skits, built artifacts, created interactive displays, and prepared presentations. On Fair day, fifth graders greeted lower school students as docents and escorted them to each station where they were taught about each aspect of Greek life. Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade students were entertained by a play from the Odyssey, met gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus, participated in ancient Olympic events, sailed on a fishing boat and traded fish for goods, met famous philosophers and mathematicians, learned about art and fashion, decorated Greek columns, and voted in an ancient Greek trial.
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The Buddy Program
 
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On a campus that educates students from age 4 to 14, creating a sense of community is critical. We know that collaboration, working together, and building a community is not spontaneous; we are fortunate that we can spend time both in our classrooms and on our campus to create a special place for students to learn not for school, but for life. A foundational part of our community is built upon our buddy program. The purpose of the buddy program is to build mentorship and friendship between different aged students. Through buddies, community and comradery develops. Students cheer for their buddies when they endeavor to try something new, they encourage one another when they perform in plays, and they support each other’s charities and fundraisers. As a teacher, I have the pleasure of witnessing these buddy relationships unfold during each school year. At the beginning of each year, upper school and 5th graders write letters of introduction to their younger buddies. The letters usually include hints for the younger students to try and guess the identity of their buddy. Younger students anxiously await the letters and get excited to try and guess who their buddy will be for the year. Meanwhile, older students wonder if their buddies will know them, recognize them, and be excited when they meet. Then, one special day in October, the buddies meet for the first buddy lunch! Upper school buddies go to the classrooms of the younger students to pick them up for lunch; some groups stay in the lower school while other pairs go back to the upper school campus. During lunch, buddies talk, laugh, joke, and get to know one another. Then, they get some time to play indoors or outside. Throughout the year, buddy lunches become a time for sharing, encouragement, or question and answer sessions. For older students, being a buddy means you are a role model, a leader, and a cheerleader. For younger students, having a buddy means that you have a friend who is older-one to ask questions of, to talk to, to recognize during whole-school events. Buddy lunch (and play time afterward) allow these relationships to grow. Buddies have additional opportunities to work together and complete special projects throughout the year. During Earth Week in the spring of 2015, buddies joined together to plant trees on the Crocker Conservancy. The previous year, buddies made reusable lunch sacks. This fall, Kindergarten buddies visited at Thanksgiving time to perform Thanksgiving carols. Here are two recent examples of our Buddy program: https://youtu.be/gdP35sZCgog More from Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg More from Mrs. Jaffe's English Class: Hatchet: https://youtu.be/osyOEa89GhY Sixth Grade English Class: https://youtu.be/dcOL6eGbvOw Literature-Based Curriculum: https://youtu.be/lKJVpjAxp3M
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STEM Third Grade Engineering: Milk Bottle Cars
 
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The third graders have been studying simple machines. They learned from Mr. Martin and Mr. Taylor about simple machines used in our maintenance shop here at school, identified simple machines throughout their exploration of colonial Williamsburg, and explored each of the six simple machines through hands-on activities in the classroom. As a culminating activity for this unit, students worked with a visiting engineer to assemble and race milk bottle cars. Dr. Jessup, a retired engineer from Northern Virginia, has generously worked with us throughout this year. He has visited several of our classrooms to share his expertise, and his milk bottle car design was a hit with our third graders. Students were able to identify a pulley, screws, and a wheel and axle in the design. The car could be powered by a twisted rubber band, a balloon, or a pole bent 180 degrees. After discussions of friction and potential and kinetic energy, students predicted which car would travel farthest. The tension in the rubber band stored enough energy to power cars across the blacktop. Balloon cars were not so successful, and the bent poles generated great speed and excitement. Learn more about Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg
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Geometry Project: Pop Up Books
 
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Stream Study (seine net)
 
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Using a Seine Net: http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/stream-study-seine-net/ Eighth grade students spent their afternoon in the stream out by the athletic fields. “One of the many projects we take on each year in science class is monitoring the health of our local streams,” says Mr. Legge, Upper School Science Chair. “As the weather breaks in the springtime, we can take advantage of our natural habitats and spend some real hands-on time exploring the outdoors,” continues Legge. “We will do this at different points and at different times along the tributaries that cut across our campus to compare and contrast the results in various locations.” The process used is called seine fishing. It involves groups of students working together to drive aquatic life into a net downstream. This is done to catch and observe aquatic macroinvertebrate life in the stream. Learn more about Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg
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Second Grade Science: Jell-O Earthquakes
 
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STEM: Bristle Bots Engineering Design Challenge (Fifth Grade)
 
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Fifth graders took apart electric toothbrushes to create a movable 'bot' in this design challenge. In this open-ended exercise, students were not given any instructions on how to design and build their 'bot' - only the general parameters of what the 'bot' needed to perform. This is the final part of their engineering unit in science. #STEM
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Third Grade LS Science Lab
 
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In this pH lab, students used a natural indicator – cabbage juice – to test whether 4 liquids were acidic, basic, or neutral. Students used graduated cylinders to measure 25 mL of each liquid, poured them into test tubes, and then added cabbage juice with pipettes. The cabbage juice, which starts a dark purple color, turns a brilliant pink – indicating an acid – when added to the vinegar. Students were pleased to see their hypotheses validated by this result. Some were surprised to see that Sprite was a weak acid as well, and many didn’t expect saltwater to stay purple – indicating that it is neutral. The most unexpected change was when soapy water turned the purple cabbage juice green, showing that it is a base. In one final test, students were given a cup of mystery liquid. The liquid turned the cabbage juice green, so students knew it was a base. We then mixed the vinegar from the test tube with the mystery base. When the fizzing cup nearly overflowed, students guessed correctly that the mystery liquid was baking soda in water. They quickly noticed that the combined liquids turned purple, indicating that the combination of acid and base brought the liquid back to neutral.
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Fifth Grade Science: Measurement
 
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At Powhatan School we use an approach called Nature Enhanced Approach to Learning (NEAL). NEAL is a lens through which we can teach any or all components of our curriculum. We use it to bring our students outside into the natural world and to bring the natural world indoors to our students. Mrs. Kesler, a Fifth Grade Teacher, brings you a recent example of using the outdoors to enhance student engagement and make learning fun while we study measurement!
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Hemlock Overlook
 
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Trust, teamwork, communication, failure, perseverance, respect: these are complex concepts for both adults and children. Cultivating these in a budding classroom community at the outset of a school year likewise challenges teachers and students. Our time at Hemlock Overlook this fall planted the seeds of trust, teamwork, communication, failure, collaboration, and respect in our communities so that our children could start growing these skills through a series of non-competitive, team-building challenges.
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Powhatan School's 'iGive, Won't You?'
 
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Powhatan's School Annual Giving video for 2013-14, which explains a serious topic in a humorous way.
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Seventh Grade Science: Plate Tectonics
 
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Understanding earth’s interior structure, plate movement and the mechanism of plate movement is essential in understanding earth’s ever changing surface, so I do several activities and demonstrations with my students to help them visualize these concepts and ideas. The crowd favorite in seventh grade is using cornstarch and water to simulate the asthenosphere which is the middle part of earth’s mantle and is described as a flowing solid. Earth’s tectonic plates (the lithosphere) move over this flowing asthenosphere. Cornstarch is a substance that does not follow the normal rules of a liquids which is that liquids flow at consistent, predictable rate. A substance such as this is known as a non-Newtonian liquid. In cornstarch this happens because the grains of starch are not dissolved in the water but rather suspended. This allows the goo lock up when pressure is applied, but it will ooze if no pressure is applied. Our second activity is a great way to “show” convection. Convection is heat transfer by the movement of currents within a fluid. Convection is the mechanism believed to be responsible for the movement of the earth’s plates. I fill a pan with water and put a small candle underneath the center of the pan to represent earth’s internal heat source. When food coloring is put directly above the heat source, kids can see the food coloring rise to the top because the denser cold water is heated and then rises as it warms. If I put a drop of food coloring near the heat source, the drop of coloring will move toward the heat source and then rise. I also put an herb such as basil or parsley on the surface of a pan of oil with a heat source underneath. The heat causes the basil to separate and move out and away from the heat source. These demos are a great way for kids to see the rising, cooling, sinking motion of convection currents. Learning about something you can’t see, like earth’s interior can be tough, so hands-on activities like these are really great. I guarantee you that kids don’t forget this!
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Science: 2nd Grade Geology Fun  (11/7/13)
 
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2nd Grade Science: hands-on geology with Tim's Gems!
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First Grade Batik Art
 
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Lower School Art Fun! Learn More about Art at Powhatan School: Visiting Artist: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Batik Art: https://youtu.be/IFti3LqfjXs Learn more about Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg
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Kindergarten Reading
 
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In the Lower School, we use the nationally recognized Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Reading program. It allows teachers to personalize the reading instruction, while leaning heavily on research-based best practices to promote literacy across grade levels. It focuses highly on comprehension, fluency and decoding strategies that help continue to develop the student’s progress.
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Market Day
 
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Second grade entrepreneurs!
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Kindergarten MakerSpace Fun
 
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Little engineers!
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Linoleum Printmaking Process
 
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MakerSpace: Bridge Building Design Challenge
 
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Enjoy this behind the scenes look at a cross-curricular project with fith grade science and art.
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STEM:  8th Grade Science:  Motion
 
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The 8th grade has been studying motion in science class this week. On Thursday students worked on a project that incorporated science, technology and engineering as they explored the subject of motion. Small groups of students built small carts out of LEGOS capable of carrying a smart phone. Using an app on their phones, students then tested for acceleration and deceleration on the ramps inside the McIntosh Center for the Arts. Established in 1948, Powhatan School is an independent K-8 Day School accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is a member of both the National Association of Independent Schools and Independent Education. Powhatan School opened the 2013-14 school year with an enrollment of 240 students. Powhatan serves families in Clarke County, Frederick County, Western Loudoun County, Warren County, Winchester City and the panhandle of West Virginia. Looking for: private school Purcellville VA private school Clarke County VA private school Winchester VA private school Berryville VA private school Boyce VA private school Middleburg VA private school Upperville VA private school Paris VA private school Round Hill VA private school Western Loudoun County VA private school Charles Town WV private school Stephens City VA
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Powhatan School K & 1 Travel to Blandy Farm & Arboretum
 
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Powhatan School Kindergarten and 1st Grade travel to Blandy Experimental Farm & State Arboretum for a field trip.
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2016 Chesapeake Bay Trip
 
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Every fall eighth graders go on a three day two night trip to the Chesapeake Bay. We believe field trips provide incredible experiential learning opportunities that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. We can read about the Chesapeake Bay watershed and watch videos in the classroom but it’s not until you visit the bay and become immersed in bay life that you make a personal connection. In the classroom the kids are taught that runoff from the watershed negatively impacts the ecology of the bay. Runoff impacts the growth and population of grasses, crabs, oysters and other bay inhabitants .and this in turn impacts the watermen who rely on the bay for their livelihood. While on Port Isobel, our students get the opportunity to set crab pots, visit Tangier Island, and go marsh mucking-the highlight of the trip. While on the island our students participate in an energy challenge. We try to use as little water and electricity as possible. We compost, recycle and minimize our food waste. The kids learn that our day to day activities can affect the bay and that we all need to be responsible environmental citizens.
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First Day of School 2016
 
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Welcome back as we begin the 68th year of education here at Powhatan School! Enjoy a welcome back message from Mrs. Scarborough, Head of School, on the First Day of School: Established in 1948, Powhatan School is an independent PK-8 Day School accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Powhatan School opened the 2016-17 school year today by welcoming 244 students to campus. This is the highest opening enrollment since 2008.
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First Grade Social Studies: China Unit  (2014)
 
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The First Grade social studies curriculum explores two countries that play an important role in the lives of modern-day Americans: Mexico, our neighbor to the South; and China, the most populous country with a rapidly growing economy. Students revisit an earlier taught geography unit as they learn about the geographic features, the culture and the contributions of China and, later, Mexico. Students explore each country's rich past and ancient civilizations by comparing and contrasting them to the present day. The Chinese Unit of Study culminates on Chinese New Year with a dragon parade and Chinese feast, where children sample cuisine. This cross-curricular study allows children to read fiction and non-fiction stories through shared reading and Guided Reading, write stories, study maps, discover plant and animal life, learn songs and dances, create authentic art work and become immersed in the culture.
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Glass Fusion Windowpane
 
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Mr. Royston's eighth grade art class is finishing up their glass fusion project... More Art Class: Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Tape Art Project Hyperlapse: https://youtu.be/cRQxnfTDQsQ First Grade Batik Art: https://youtu.be/IFti3LqfjXs Art Department: Summer Installation In Montreat NC: https://youtu.be/yEP1MZvmMiA More from Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg More from Mrs. Jaffe's English Class: Vocabulary: https://youtu.be/YHDuFDcSS8c Sixth Grade English Class: https://youtu.be/dcOL6eGbvOw Literature-Based Curriculum: https://youtu.be/lKJVpjAxp3M
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Wetlands Field Day
 
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Our third graders have been studying the importance of the wetlands on the Crocker Conservancy. Students put on their muck boots and waded into the wetlands to discover which plants and insects were thriving in our calcareous muck fen. Throughout our unit of study, students explored the wetlands both as a filter for the stream and as a habitat for plants and animals. We splashed out to Crocker through the puddles left by recent rains, listened for signs of life from the boardwalk, and finally waded down into the muck for a much-anticipated closer look at the habitat. After two weeks of study, students felt ready for our wetlands field day, an event planned as the culmination of the unit. Brent Barriteau from NRCS returned as our soil expert, joined by three of his colleagues, Nick, Ally, and Kaitlyn. We learned from them about distinct wetland soils, water-loving plants, native trees, aquatic invertebrates, and birds. The water was still high today, but despite the strong current and muddy waters that follow heavy rains, Mrs. Gilpin, Mrs. Slavin, and the students were able to find some promising evidence of life in the stream. Their favorite catches of the day were water pennies, and crane fly and caddisfly larvae. It was a wonderful morning of learning, and we want to say a huge thank you to the four conservation professionals who came to share their expertise with us today.
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Shakespeare 2015
 
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It is Shakespeare Week! Please be sure to join us as the eighth grade presents Comedy of Errors on Friday. Traditions and rituals help cement a school’s identity while signaling what a school values. This tradition has been a part of the school since the early 1960s, and the annual Shakespeare play is rite of passage for the eighth grade class. And while the play itself is a massive undertaking for these students, there are many important lessons that are taught along the way. In fact, the Shakespeare play is a terrific example of fostering 21st century skills: Collaboration & Teamwork Communication Skills Creativity The Bard teaches us through this unique learning style. Obviously, we hone our communication skills – such as enunciation, projection, memorization – but we also learn to count on and support one another other under a unified goal. While we celebrate a job well done by these eighth graders as they perform the play, we must not lose sight of the strong lessons that will stay with these students long after they’ve left Powhatan. It’s just another example of how we live our mission; We learn not for school, but for life. *An important note: The director of the Shakespeare Play for three decades, Mr. Bell, will be retiring this academic year. In honor of Dick Bell’s last Shakespeare production at Powhatan, we have created a virtual tribute wall where one can leave messages or posts for him. The outpouring of memories has been phenomenal: http://development.powhatanschool.org/memories-and-musings-for-mr-bell/
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PBL: Ancient Civilizations
 
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Project Based Learning in Fifth Grade: Ancient Civilizations
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Upper School Retreat 2017
 
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One of the oldest and most enduring traditions at Powhatan is the Upper School Retreat. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that bonds classmates and teachers alike and is one of the important milestones in the Upper School.
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All I ever needed to know (about going to the library) I lea
 
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All I ever needed to know (about going to the library) I learned in Kindergarten! Special thanks to our School Librarian, Ms. Lane, for making this video!
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You haven't read Hatchet the way we read Hatchet
 
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Mrs. Jaffe's English Class: A skilled reader in Middle School is able to discern, for example, the writer’s purpose. A skilled reader understands the inferences in each chapter which allows for a deeper understanding of the text. Through this approach we focus on teaching: Close Reading Critical Thinking Deciphering Inferences Study Skills & Notetaking Determining Cause & Effect In addition to honing these reading skills, the students explore the different kinds of problems found in literature. Each chapter of Hatchet presents a new predicament for Brian. The students discuss each scene and determine what type of problem it is. This knowledge of different problems will alter the way they approach each book they read. Hatchet is wonderful because it also explores different types of problems – specifically: Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Self Our book discussions become... More from Powhatan School: Fifth Grade Writing: https://youtu.be/Psrx6idEwJ0 Fifth Grade NEAL & Science: https://youtu.be/sIlGTM2urno Bland Farm Field Trip Science | Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/aWVP1Io9P0Y Back to Blandy Farm Science: https://youtu.be/1zjQhUExiNE Science Acceleration: https://youtu.be/Gvk9iDSzIOI Science and Art | Etchings: https://youtu.be/I-kK52KajCE Art Creativity: https://youtu.be/PDVBWSVGk_M Guest Artist | Art: https://youtu.be/itEA73gxqig Sixth Grade Survival Trip: https://youtu.be/wMovFHp3WTQ Upper School Retreat: https://youtu.be/-NFGkcuNfsY Math Videos: Algebra I Class | Concussion Testing and Standard Deviation: https://youtu.be/jo1Im4E_HDQ Geometry Class | Field Day Overview: https://youtu.be/hwBJFXBDOvM Talking MATHCOUNTS: https://youtu.be/58Y1xdgRGpQ Geometry of Field Day: https://youtu.be/v-E_bIxBcnc End of Year Math Projects: https://youtu.be/e6-SfwfA5DY Camp Counselors: https://youtu.be/qJUT8LlOExI Upper School Retreat 2015: https://youtu.be/c3AwuxICmWg More from Mrs. Jaffe's English Class: Vocabulary: https://youtu.be/YHDuFDcSS8c Sixth Grade English Class: https://youtu.be/dcOL6eGbvOw Literature-Based Curriculum: https://youtu.be/lKJVpjAxp3M
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Geometry Class: Field Day Fun
 
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What people may not realize is that the geometry class spends a few days painting that oval track on our sports fields. To do this, we set two 50 yard straightaways, and two semi circles each 50 yards long. So we have a rectangle with semi circles at either end. But the rectangle is so large, that to get a small error in measurement can really alter the lengths. So the students use right triangles made by the Pythagorean Theorem to set the right angles, the formula for the circumference of a circle to find the radius, and try to measure as carefully as they can to lay out the track. Like in real life, they will have errors, and have to make corrections, they will need to double check and redo parts. They discover how things like small domes in the ground will make their track several feet off. The mathematics gives them to tools to succeed, but the experience of projects like this that the mathematics becomes alive. They also learn that when work in the real world, things are not always neat and clean. They require knowing skills, understanding , perseverance and a willingness to ask questions to make the project work.
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Third Grade: Virginia Cookie Map
 
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"The individual Virginia cookie maps we completed today are just another kind of map drawing. The different colors of icing represent the five physical regions - Tidewater-Costal Plain, Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Ridge and Valley, and the Appalachian Plateau. All in all it is a project students remember and is a fun way to reinforce their studies."
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Shakespeare Class of 2011
 
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Created on November 8, 2011 using FlipShare.
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Kindergarten Spanish 2
 
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Kindergarten students take Spanish 5 days a week, listen to Senorita Shourds talk about some of the ways we learn in K!
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Assemblage Sculptures
 
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Lower School Music: Cross-Curricular Fun
 
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Simple Machines
 
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Space Rovers (7th Grade Science)
 
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Guest Author (Maracas Spanish Language Program)
 
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Maracas Spanish Language Program author, Amanda Seewald, visited Powhatan School (Boyce,Va.) on June 3, 2013.
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Market Day 2018
 
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Second graders have been participating in a Project Based Learning (PBL) activity that centers around a mini economy called Market Day. Second grade studied the dynamics of an economy and then applied their understanding in the role of an entrepreneur and producer. The students learned about entrepreneurs and their products. Students’ products were to follow the theme of “The Spirit of Powhatan”. We discussed the difference between durable and non-durable goods and the types of resources it takes to make a product including natural, capital, and human resources. The students sold a variety of products from non-edible items such as bookmarks, a Powhatan Spirit Book, paper weights, flags and bracelets to edible items such as cookies, candies, and cupcakes! The pillar of civility resonated throughout the two days of buying and selling. Marketing strategies were reviewed and applied in advertisements and selling periods, as well as the concepts of supply and demand. The second grade classes were fortunate to have school wide participation in this PBL activity with students and faculty acting as consumers. Mathematical computations and conversion of U.S. currency to tickets were implemented during Market Day, and students were responsible for tracking their inventory and revenue. Proceeds from Market Day are being given to the Frederick County Bright Futures Program. The second graders’ perception of wants and needs was clearly defined when we began discussing the importance of servicing others for our activity. Key areas of study in this unit are math, entrepreneurship and economics.
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Lead Learners
 
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In order to continue to challenge and engage our students we believe that professional development is an important part of our school culture. By equipping teachers with the tools and 21st Century Skills to continue to innovate projects and units in our curriculum, we help enable our students to succeed in all facets of a Powhatan education. A great example was the Upper School division meeting last week. We specifically set aside time for Mrs. Miller, our technology teacher, to introduce some of the innovative ideas we’ve been exploring lately with Virtual Reality both in math and in science. We broke out the VR Goggles and Mrs. Miller walked us all through a Virtual Reality exercise from Mrs. Hobb’s seventh grade science class where students had to plan, design and create colonies on Mars using Co-Spaces. Using student examples, Mrs. Miller was able to walk faculty through the various obstacles and successes that the students experienced.  The students reported that these projects were creative, collaborative, and challenging. Mrs. Miller wrapped up her presentation with our lead learners by facilitating discussions on ways this can be adapted and deployed in various content areas, not just science and math. Interested in learning about the classrooms projects in science and math? Check out the videos below: Science (Virtual Reality): https://youtu.be/vo1qyO3xuGk Math (Virtual Reality): https://youtu.be/MAY9Xsi0eJ4
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Julius Caesar
 
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The eighth grade presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar! An interesting twist to Julius Caesar this year is a change in the time period. The play is set in an alternate history, with Rome being a Soviet Satellite in the early 1990’s. This brought a whole new set of challenges as the students delved deeper into their roles.
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