The writer spoke with fifth and sixth graders virtually about her debut middle-grade novel and her journey as a writer.
Lower School: Grades 3-6
BUILDING A LASTING FOUNDATION
Supported by a sense of safety, deep connection to their teachers, and respectful friendships with classmates, Lower School girls spend their days in an environment of joyful learning.
Their teachers are experienced, innovative, creative, passionate, and deeply nurturing educators. Beyond helping students master subject matter, they invest in helping girls understand and identify their own emotions, setting the stage for productive discovery.
Each day begins with a morning meeting during which all students and teachers come together to share. This open exchange creates a sense of belonging, significance, and fun—all of which inspire and deepen student engagement.
From third grade on, girls dive into design thinking and global engagement, whether using 3D printers to bring their ideas to life or partnering with classrooms across the globe.
Our students learn with purpose and intention—as teachers help them understand the deeper meaning and larger contexts behind their lessons and experiences.
Here, girls are free to be themselves while learning how to understand, value, and work closely with others.
They leave for Middle School knowing who they are, what they value, and how to move toward accomplishing their ambitions and dreams.
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
It’s not every day that a rocket scientist comes to class—although several groups of Holton students have had the very exciting privilege this school year, thanks to Lindsey McKan ’05 returning to campus to assist with various Lower and Middle School classes.
A round-up of some of the engaging lessons that have taken place recently on campus—the result of our teachers' remarkable dedication, creativity, and flexibility as they continue to adapt their classrooms and curricula for hybrid learning.
Puppetry proved a perfect way to explore theatrical concepts and spark creativity for the age group during hybrid learning.
LS Reading Celebration is a highlight each year for students in grades 3-6, and this year’s edition was no exception—although it looked and felt a bit different in the virtual format.