Gathering together for their last day as sixth graders, the class of 2024 celebrated the end of their tenure at the Lower School at this year’s closing ceremony.
Despite a hot and humid day that seemed to favor their energetic and nascent opponents, the Lower School faculty pulled out a narrow victory against the sixth grade in the School's annual kickball game. A staple of spring for more than 25 years on the Lower School campus, the annual event pits teachers against students in a hilarious, fun, and cutthroat game of kickball.
The Lower School welcomed spring with a series of concerts this month, featuring student musicians, singers, and dancers.
When BB&N sixth graders took the stage for their ensemble production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. this spring, many had never acted in front of an audience before. Leaving the Lower School gymnasium following the show, it's fair to say that nobody in the audience cold have guessed that was the case.
As part of a year-long study of energy and the environment, BB&N fourth graders recently hosted an Energy Open House, showcasing their work this semester on renewable energy.
Last weekend's Family Science Saturday event offered Lower School students a chance to settle one science's most ferocious rivalries, gravity versus the chicken egg. Students were tasked to build a device that would protect a raw chicken egg when dropped from the second story of the Upper School's Renaissance Hall, the goal being to build the lightest, successful contraption.
Educator and environmental/social activist Nikki Jones visited BB&N this week as part of the Global Speakers Series, where she presented to fourth graders and Upper School science students about the global water crisis.
Lower and Middle School students finished out 2017 with captivating performances.
For the second annual Robot Extravaganza, Grade 2 students spent the three days before Thanksgiving break planning and building their own robots using classroom materials and the Thinker Lab.
"I believe that kindness matters," shared Kelsey Tainsh at an assembly with BB&N 5th and 6th graders on Wednesday, September 13.
In what has become a harbinger of summer, the Lower School campus hosted its annual Harvest Festival this week, a day-long celebration centered on the harvesting of the Lower School gardens
Working with students in grades one through five, O'Connell spent the past few weeks in the Lower School art studio helping to harness the creativity of the School's youngest learners.
Last Friday 38 BB&N second graders on bikes and scooters shut down traffic on a ride through Cambridge. Accompanied by a police escort seven bicycle cops strong, the excursion put a cherry atop what has been a fun and educational piece of the Grade Two social studies curriculum: a month-long bike study.
On March 10th, eight 4th grade students had the unique opportunity to perform on stage in a play with the visiting group, In Good Company. The play, The Golden Door, explores a variety of cultures in the context of immigration and cultural diversity in present-day Boston, a topic that nicely complements the current 4th-grade unit on diversity in the classroom.