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Lower School (K-4)

马雷认为,童年应该被珍惜和享受,而不是加速或压缩.

欢迎低年级主任Chris Appleby的到来

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学习的乐趣弥漫在马雷的小学里. 吸引人的课程鼓励学生尝试新事物, think creatively, and work collaboratively. 教师重视学生的背景和经验,创造有意义和动态的学习环境.

Nurturing Excellence and Joy

The lower school curriculum 从孩子们天生的好奇心开始,并以此为基础. 学术内容从一个年级到下一个年级排序, 当技能有自然重叠时,学科领域之间的课程联系就会建立起来, content, or concepts. 

学生们有问题要解决,有项目要做,有谜团要解释,有故事要讲. 他们不仅获得了阅读的基本技能, writing, and mathematics, 还包括批判性和创造性思维技能,这将使他们继续回来学习更多! 

幼儿园教师带着一排学生

A School Day Designed for Optimal Learning

语言艺术、数学和社会研究都是在教室里教的. 科学,西班牙语,艺术,音乐,体育,图书馆,技术,和 wellness 专业教师在专门为这些科目设计的教室里授课. Teachers meet with students in whole grade, whole class, 和半班小组,为学生正在学习的科目提供最佳的学习环境.

Citizen Scientists

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一年级学生一直在研究蝴蝶的生命周期,并参与了一个公民科学项目, sending data to Monarch Watch.

Specialist Class Schedule
Art (2x/week) half-class K & 4
Library (1x/week) half-class K & 4
Music (2x/week) half-class, K–4
Physical Education (4x/week)
Science (2x/week) half-class K & 4
Spanish (3x /week: Gr. K–3; 4x/week: Gr. 4) half-class K & 4
Technology/Computer Science (1x/week) half-class Gr. 4
Wellness Classes (1x/week)

The Learning Environment

低年级学生受益于马雷的K-12校园设施, including a playground, 两个图书馆(其中一个为低年级学校指定), two fully equipped gymnasiums, a theater, a movement studio, a lower school computer lab and makerspace, and a cafeteria. 教师们还利用了马雷在华盛顿的地理位置, DC, 让学生走出教室去实地学习.

A Closer Look at Life in Lower School

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Celebrations of Learning

Whether it’s an annual tradition, 学术或艺术成就的表现, an activity focused on community engagement, or a “just-for-fun” celebration, 通过许多特殊的活动和活动,孩子们发展了信心,加深了联系. 一些庆祝活动是班级特定的,而另一些跨越几个年级, sometimes including parents, guardians, and special friends.

Biographical Character Day, Environmental Spirit Week and Fun Run, Grade 4 Greek Musical, Publishing Party, ROY G BIV周只是冰球突破学校低年级活动的一部分.

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Publishing Party

All lower school students write daily. 他们被鼓励把写作看作一个过程, learning to plan, execute, critique, and revise writing in a variety of genres, 同时发展自己独特的书面“声音”.儿童的诗歌、散文和故事装饰着低年级的墙壁. 所有的低年级学生都为这一高潮而自豪, the annual Publishing Party, 当他们把自己的作品装订成册送给父母时, guardians, and special visitors.

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Buddy Programs

作为马雷特“数学伙伴”项目的一部分,高年级学生指导三年级学生数学. 高中生们也和一年级的学生们一起建造一个鲱鱼孵化场, monitor water quality of the hatchery, 并将其放入当地的河流中. 中学生也指导低年级的学生, “阅读伙伴”计划将低年级的学生配对

年长的学生和年轻的学生一起工作, 年轻的学生对自己的技能更加自信. 高年级和低年级的学生都获得了新的联系.

当冰球突破最小的学生可以接种疫苗时,冰球突破期待恢复冰球突破的伙伴计划.

 

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Field Trips

当国家的首都是你们的校园,丰富自己的机会是无穷无尽的! 马雷的低年级学生喜欢探索城市和其他地方.

A Wider Circle, Adventure Theater, Black Hills Regional Park, National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Point State Park, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, 和甜面包山只是冰球突破低年级的几个目的地.

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Family-Style Lunch

低年级的学生在桌子旁轮转,这样他们就有机会和每个低年级的学生和老师一起吃饭. 午餐期间,他们练习重要的谈话社交技巧, good manners, and respectfulness. 孩子们被要求提供感恩的理由, such as the joy of family, veterans who protect our country, or friends who make them laugh. 这些特殊时刻促进了更深层次的思考, a sense of gratitude, patience, and the art of public speaking. Maret’s cafeteria staff serve healthy, tasty food and, 虽然三四年级的学生有清理桌子的责任, 所有年龄的用餐者都要努力确保他们所在区域的地板和表面是干净的.

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Lower School Culture Club

文化俱乐部是一项很受欢迎的课外活动. 每届会议由Maret社区的一名成员领导,他们通过食物分享他们的文化传统, games, music, dance, crafts, and/ or other activities. 俱乐部的成员承认并庆祝不同文化之间的差异,同时也认识到冰球突破作为人的联系方面.

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After School

马雷特的课后项目欢迎孩子们进入幼儿园,并在监督下度过一个下午的乐趣和放松. 三、四年级学生也会在周一至周四参加自习室. The After School program is a safe, comfortable, 对于那些晚些时候需要去接孩子的家庭来说,这是一个低调的选择.

“课后活动”每周五天,持续到下午6点.m.

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Pumpkin Parade

A longstanding Maret tradition, 南瓜游行是每年10月举行的,这是一个让冰球突破的低年级学生穿着盛装游行的机会,以取悦教师, parents, guardians, and grandparents. 低年级的孩子们还参加了冰球突破中学举办的热闹的狂欢节.

And This Is Just the Beginning!