Outdoor classrooms, winter music concerts, Chinese dumpling making, and the scientific method — here’s what students at our partner schools have been up to the last week!

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Eighth grade students at St. Paul’s School for Girls have been busy learning to make Chinese dumplings from scratch in their Chinese Language and Culture class. A popular staple during Chinese New Year celebrations, these dumplings symbolize good fortune. In addition, the students have made traditional paper fans and learned a fan dance as part of their Chinese New Year festivities.

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Hannah Korn and Ethan Thompson, 8th graders at the Waldorf School of Baltimore, had the distinct honor of having their poetry published in Accomplished, the 2016 Student Poetry Collection by the American Library of Poetry. Copies of this book may be purchased here.

s(cool) stories: gilman school - (cool) progeny

The day before Thanksgiving break Prep-One boys at Gilman School had special guests for lunch: the 13-year men of the Class of 2017. During this annual tradition, the seniors share their wisdom with Prep-One boys and relive their earliest years at Gilman. Lunch doubled as rehearsal for a twist to the annual Turkey Tango, which is performed by Prep-One during Thanksgiving Convocation. Since these seniors were the first class to perform the Turkey Tango, they joined the Prep-One boys, surprising the entire school.

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McDonogh School Equestrians and sisters Grace ’18 (above left) and Sarah B. ’18 (above right) recently achieved impressive victories in national competitions: The Alfred B. Maclay National Championship at the National Horse Show for Grace and the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Children’s Jumper Championship for Sarah. The girls started riding at McDonogh as lowers schoolers and are now members of the varsity equestrian team.

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Check out some of the scenes from The Byrn Mawr School‘s annual Thanksgiving Convocation, held right before Thanksgiving. Watch the full convocation on their YouTube channel.

Enjoy a few songs of the season from Roland Park County School‘s Lower School Winter Concert.

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Third grade students at St. Paul’s School recently visited The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a collaborative program exploring the biology, ecology, and environment of Chesapeake Bay oysters. Students began a yearlong exploration of Bay oysters during a Lower School assembly earlier this year.

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Students at Cambridge School recently celebrated Generations Day.s(cool) stories: friends school of baltimore - (cool) progeny

Friends School of Baltimore seniors fared well in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Competition, with 8 Commended students and 4 National Merit Semifinalists. Serious students who (judging from their costumes) don’t take themselves too seriously.

s(cool) stories: st. james academy - (cool) progeny

Kindergarteners at St. James Academy have been studying the Scientific Method during science class. Today, the students were “scientists,” and they had to create a hypothesis about an egg. Students placed the egg into a bag full of different materials (feathers, rice, marshmallows, etc.) and dropped the bag from a ladder. They had to predict if the egg would crack or remain whole and then test their predictions.

Greenspring Montessori School made a ‘thankful video’ so share what’s happened at school during the fall with school children and families.

s(cool) stories: garrison forest school - (cool) progeny

Garrison Forest School opened its new Outdoor Classroom a few weeks ago, and the response has been amazing. Check out all the ways the children are using this great, innovative outdoor space.