Last week, as part of a culminating project for the eighth graders involving research, writing, art and public speaking,...
In the Classroom
Happy Holidays to All
The holidays are quickly upon us, and we are all looking forward to celebrating the end of 2020 and a bright and Happy New Year. Here at Charleston Day School, we’ve been looking forward to this season in a myriad of ways. The fourth grade has been busy selling handmade goods for their annual holiday market benefitting the Charleston Animal Society. The lower school grades have prepared for their spectacular holiday performances. The halls are decked with paper snowflakes and student artwork filled with trees, reindeer, menorahs, candles and gifts. We’ve also enjoyed speakers at Monday morning assemblies sharing their holiday celebrations of Diwali and Hanukkah. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Diwali or other cultural festivities, we wish you a healthy and restful holiday break and peace in the New Year!
Sixth Grade Holiday Cards
Under the direction of Mrs. Caitlin Tobin, the sixth graders recently completed a magnificent cross-discipline project that resulted in holiday cards with bar codes for recipients to visit an audio-visual presentation.
Students first designed a holiday background scene using watercolors, markers, colored pencils and craft materials. Next they had a “picture day” when students were encouraged to bring props or clothing that would match their scene, perhaps a bathrobe and slippers or a warm hat and scarf. Students posed for the photo in front of a plain background and then were Photoshopped into their winter backgrounds.
Meanwhile, in music with Mrs. Chrystal Hawkins, students recorded festive songs. The scenes and music were combined into a fun holiday video for families to enjoy! Great job, everyone, and happy holidays!