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Float Your Boat

Fifth-grade students used pennies, foil, and water-filled containers to conduct a lab that helps them to understand the concept of buoyancy and fluid displacement. They constructed boats out of foil to see how many pennies they could hold before they...

Celebrating Birthdays…Virtually!

Second-graders and CDS faculty surprised classmate, Russell, with a virtual birthday party today! They sang and watched him blow out the candles on his cake and presented him with handmade cards virtually. The bonds of our CDS community are strong, ...

Lego STEAM Challenge

Our third-graders participated in a Lego STEAM challenge today! The goal: To construct a tower that holds a tennis ball for 1 minute without falling over Time limit? 20 minutes Ready…set…go! Check out Oliva’s creation above!...

Perfecting the Imperfect Tense

Our eighth-grade Spanish students have acquired and are practicing the imperfect tense. To highlight one of the main uses of this tense, students shared slides of things they used to do when they were little, and they included a reflection...

“Look for the Helpers…”

“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Mr. Rogers Our PreK students are learning all about Community Helpers this week—and what great role models they have to look up to! Special thanks to our...

Art Inspiration

We are absolutely BLOWN AWAY by Ms. LaFerriere’s first-graders’ artwork inspired by Jean Dubuffet! WOW!...

Explorations Abound!

For one full week now, our virtual classrooms have been buzzing with academic exploration, joyful learning, meaningful conversation, connection, and creativity! Our students made telescopes to “view” constellations, worked with linking cubes to practice their math skills, refined their letter...

Fourth-Graders Share Lit Projects Virtually

Fourth-grader, Cate, shared her independent project for her Lit Circle book, “Shiloh,” from her home this week. CDS students continue to discuss literature in-depth during English classes in their Zoom classrooms....

It’s Easy Being GREEN!

WAY TO GO Middle and Upper School students—we turned the Zoom screen CDS GREEN during our first-ever virtual spirit day! We also welcomed a new student to our school yesterday. We’re happy to have you at CDS, Jack!...

Making Music

Do you hear those sounds?! Music filled the homes of our students today! Preschool Playhouse students used their egg shakers and listened to Mrs. Morris perform a songtale—a book that is sung rather than read—while our older students practiced their...