Rainy Monday



Teachers on bus duty share a smile on a soggy Monday morning.


Monday, 10/9

Building and Mindfulness

McDonogh's Lower School has been finding ways to bring out creative and mindful moments on the playground. Here a prekindergarten student plays with outdoor wooden blocks, and she is entertained and engaged.

Wednesday, 10/4

Math and Meaningful Moments

High School students began working on a math project having to do with kites. The students began their work by flying kites with the prek children and letting the curiosity about math swirl in the wind.

Thursday, 9/28

Play and Learn

This school year there are new outdoor wooden blocks that are now part of the playground, and they are providing many of opportunities to have fun and learn together.
Tuesday, 9/19

The New Year has Begun

The 2017 -2018 School Year has begun!!


And on this rainy day if you look closely,
 you may see a blue heron flying over McDonogh's beautiful landscape. 


Tuesday, 8/29

Appreciation

The school year came to an end and appreciation was evident. Students made a big sign to show their  teacher lots of love. A teacher brings in her lovable pet for a visit in the open air to bring smiles to her students. And the Roots farm invites families of new students to plant seeds that will be harvested in the fall when we return. Summer begins and appreciation is everywhere.







Friday, 6/16

National Park Rangers Visit McD

The children in Mrs. Lewis' second grade wore their time travel ranger hats and became modern day advocates for the environment and nature. The children told the story of our past and the people who protected our National Parks, while sharing the need to continue that advocacy today. Happy "101" Birthday, National Parks!

Thursday, 5/18

Memory Game Creations

Children in kindergarten finished up the year in art by making their own memory game images. Here the homeroom teacher joins in the game, as the children concentrate and try to find matching images

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Tuesday, 5/16

Learning for Living on Stage

Three of the Second grade classes produced their own plays, as they related to a selection of Learning for Living Books. The children did their own scenery and props, as well as decided on their scripts and production. Nine books were highlighted and children were divided into groups. They finished off with a lovely song with their music teacher.



Thursday, 5/4

First Grade Regularly Reading

This first grade regularly gathers together to read with their teacher. Comprehension and organizational skills are highlighted throughout this important, interesting, and fun activity.


Monday, 4/17

Spring Ahead


Students from prek got a taste of snow on the Friday leading up to our spring break vacation. Now we're back in session, and it's time to Spring Ahead into the activities and adventures that teachers have been planning. These prk students will be venturing into a nature unit in the coming weeks.

Friday, 3/31

A Special Post

If you're a prekindergarten student you may have a new post. That is to say, you may be posting a letter to the mail or receiving one the old fashioned way.  Children in PrK are learning about postmen and the postal system, and teachers and the McDonogh community have been invited to participate. Contact the PrK team, if you'd like to be a part of this new and exciting communication.

Monday, 1/9

Winter Art Projects

Students in McDonogh's PrK, K, and First grade classes joyfully created winter art projects using paints and other materials, as seen in the examples below.

Sunday, 12/18, 2016

Being Grateful

First grade participated in a service activity this past November. Here they are shown working with parent volunteers and packing treats for homeless families in Baltimore city. Also, kindergarten students are shown making a "thank you" art piece after viewing a video clip of Todd Parr sharing ideas about Gratitude.



Friday, 12/2, 2016

Pep Rally

Students across all divisions participated in the McDonogh pep rally in advance of the weekend football game against Gilman. The day was perfect for the walk to the stadium, where high school students led cheers and step dances to create a wonderfully spirited atmosphere.




Monday, 11/14, 2016

Museum Trip

Prefirst students enjoyed a trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art. The docents took the children on a Parts of Art tour, and students experienced a variety of engaging works that left them wanting to go back to the museum again.


Monday, 11/14, 2016

Beautiful Day for a Parade

Lower School enjoyed an afternoon all dressed up with places to go. Students began their walk by traveling to the Horn theater for a show filled with skits, song, and dance. Following the show children joined their parents and teachers to parade around campus in their wonderful costumes on an absolutely beautiful day!




Thursday, 11/3, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect

McDonogh students worked together to help each other during an evacuation drill last week. The students helped the youngest practice staying calm and organized in the event an evacuation would ever be necessary. The drills went smoothly, and who knows, maybe a moment of serendipity occurred, and we now have a student or two who want to be EMT's or firemen.
 
Monday, 10/10, 2016

Rainy Day Recess

Students may wonder, "How high can I go" as they enjoy blocks and other games during a rainy day recess. The sky is the limit, and so are the hopes and dreams of our lower schoolers.


Thursday, 9/29, 2016

Curiosity

Lower school students explore and find joy in their discoveries. Here two kindergarten students look on with curiosity. First a student notices each of the caterpillars in the jar have begun the first stages of building their chrysalises and formed the letter "J".  Also, a student studies her features in a mirror before creating a self portrait.

Here is an added photo of children excited to see the development of another chrysalis.

Thursday, 9/22, 2016

Mindfulness

Lower School chapel was held this past Friday, and students sang songs as part of the the Mindfulness unit that is being highlighted throughout the school. Students are learning the value of "being present" through books and lessons in and out of their classrooms.
Monday, 9/19, 2016

Aquapalooza Fun

Lower school children enjoyed the fun of running through sprinklers, playing games, and sliding on water slides, during a perfect September Friday afternoon. The students were rewarded with the fun and games after reading many books over the summer, and the good reading habits are continuing now that school year has begun.






Friday, 9/9, 2016

School Year Begins



Children arrive on the first days of school eager to meet their new teachers, reconnect with their friends, and greet the challenges and joys of the new year.




Friday, 9/2, 2016

Summer Creativity


Second Grade Students finished the year making creative mosaics. Some even took paper tiles home to continue creating projects over the summer. 
May summer provide time for creative and relaxing opportunities.


Wednesday, 6/15, 2016

Lower School Closing Ceremony and Graduation

Rain may have brought this year's ceremony inside, but the day was glorious and filled with shining moments. Mrs. Robins shared words of advice written by our fourth grade students, and through celebration, song, music, and the traditional passing of the grade banners, our students all graduated to their next year of study.  Summer is now in session, and we will be back in the Fall for more learning and discovery. 




Sunday, 6/5, 2016

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