Grade 6 French students completed a unit on food. The students chose a poem to rewrite and read to the class being mindful of their accent and pronunciation. They wore costumes inspired by their food poems and some even brought their food to share with the class.
Innov Gnawa performs music called Gnawa which is, as quoted from their website, "the ritual trance music of Morocco's black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania."
The First Program P.E. Department held their Annual 2nd Grade Gymnastics Demonstration. The gymnasts showed off their forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and headstands on the mats, along with the straddle walks and skin the cat on the even, the ever popular penny drop dismount on the uneven parallel bars, and dip walks on the high balance beam.
To celebrate Women's History Month, Chelsea Clinton stopped by First Program to talk with students about two of her children books: She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed The World andShe Persisted Around The World: 13 Women Who Changed History.
Security Director Luis Despaigne took his impressive NYPD Unit Commander’s uniform out of mothballs - yes, it still fits - and donned it for a special dialog en español with second grade Houses 23 and 24 on policing, spoken en español. The early language learners, well-prepared with written questions in anticipation of his arrival, asked Sr. Despaigne about his experience "on the job" - all in Spanish - and fully comprehending his thoughtful and thorough answers.
Ryo Shimada ('19), Avi Mehta ('21), and Amora Narain ('22) played with students from five other NYC schools at the Independent School Music Association's (ISMA) Honor Band festival on Sunday, February 24 at Horace Mann School. Students rehearsed on Friday and Saturday at Packer and gave a culminating performance, led by conductor, Heidi I. Sarver, at Horace Mann on Sunday afternoon.
Forty-eight teams throughout New York City gathered at the Dalton Physical Education Center to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge last weekend. The teams came from public, charter, and independent schools including Trinity, Horace Mann, Francis Lewis, Stuyvesant, and the Academy for Young Writers. All five of the Dalton teams competed with the goal of placing in the top 12 and moving onto the NYC Championship.
At CNN headquarters in Columbus Circle, Brooke Baldwin CNN anchor met with Girls Who Code members throughout the city, including students from Dalton. Brooke talked about being a woman in media and the need for more female voices. A CNN recruiter talked about summer internship opportunities with their parent company Warner Media.
Story and photos provided by Computer Science teacher Katie Jergens
Middle and High School French teacher, Allison Albino, had three poems accepted for publication: a prose poem entitled, "How To Get There" with Punch Drunk Press and two poems forthcoming in the March issue of Pigeon Pages and The Lantern Review, a review for Asian-American poets.
Students from Dalton's World Religions, and Stage & Screen History classes and Dalton Dance classes gathered for a behind the scenes look at the extraordinary 2017 documentary, Restless Creature, directed by Dalton alumnus Adam Schlesinger ‘84.
Lotus Do's watercolor class had a private tour of the works of Kevin Beasley and Andy Warhol at The Whitney Museum. The watercolor class attended the Whitney Museum to view the artist as experimenter and creative explorer.
Videos and subway mosaic tours are an integral part of Art teacher Carol Bowen’s innovative curriculum for her high school and Grade 8 mosaic students."I have filmed a total of 136 tutorial or tour videos for my students. Some are available for public viewing, but most I keep private just for students' use."
Nora Elish First Program Director and First Grade teachers volunteered at the New York Common Pantry. They served dinner to those in need. Volunteering is great for individuals looking to give back to their community and groups seeking to combine team building with community service. It was a meaningful and impactful experience.
Cross-Divisional Consulting Psychologist Linda Anderson, Ph.D. co-authored a new book available for pre-order titled, Silent Agreements: How to Free Your Relationships of Unspoken Expectations. Described as a resource on how to manage silent assumptions in relationships, the book, written with Drs. Sonia Banks and Michele Owens promises to help readers enhance personal growth, enhance relationships, forward professional development, and form a wellness plan.
Each year, the American Library Association awards the Newbery Medal and Honor Books to the author of the most distinguished contribution to children's literature. Inspired by this annual event, Middle School Librarian Roxanne Feldman organized a Dalton Faculty Mock Newbery Committee, along with managing Heavy Medal, an online Mock Newbery Blog to share book reviews.