In their 2D Geometry unit, 7th Grade Math students will cover designing polygons, angle sums and parallel lines. This week, they focused on what a polygon is, how to estimate angles and how to measure angles using a protractor - then capped off this work with an independent design challenge in which they attempted to draw polygons based on specific criteria. Click here to read more and see photos.
A Look Inside
Welcome to A Look Inside, the VCS blog! These stories highlight the exciting work of VCS students across all Grade levels and disciplines.
Throughout the year, Kindergarteners in Group 210 will be thinking about community workers and the different jobs people do to make communities run smoothly - starting with their family communities. This week, Group 210 spent their Art push-in time creating family portraits. Click here to read more and see photos.
In 3rd Grade Tech class, students gained a basic understanding of how to code using Scratch, a block-based visual programming language. As 4th Graders, these students are now applying that knowledge to code their own interactive computer games. Click here to read more and see photos.
As part of their Hudson River Ecology unit, 5th Grade Science students are taking part in the Billion Oyster Project, a program dedicated to repopulating oysters in the Hudson to improve biodiversity and water quality. This week, 5th Graders traveled to Pier 40 for hands-on data collection at their two oyster research stations. Click here to read more and see photos.
Upper School students enjoy many opportunities to explore subjects of personal interest to them, including choosing their performing arts classes and their electives. This year, a new elective is challenging students to participate in a form of media gaining increasing popularity in the U.S. – podcasting! Click here to read more and see photos.