UPPER ELEMENTARY - CROWS
Who am I as a human being? How have human evolution and history formed me, and what are my responsibilities to my social and natural world?
Peregrine School’s upper grade humanities and writing program aims to inspire a love of history, culture, literature, poetry, and drama, while cultivating independent thinkers and writers. Students learn to respect others’ thoughts and opinions while forming and defending their own. The program focuses on the interrelated experiences of reading and responding to literature, composing creative and expository pieces, and thinking critically about texts.
The upper grade mathematics program provides a highly individualized, student-centered, hands-on, and constructivist environment for students to explore, invent, discuss and debate the meaning of mathematics.
Peregrine’s science instruction balances important, research based
elements of science teaching:
Inquiry: students actively engage in asking questions, conducting investigations, predicting and measuring results, and discussing and drawing conclusions
Environmental and outdoor education: students participate in inquiry-based garden projects, including the creation of a wildlife habitat on campus, maintenance of a school garden and compost area, and engineering and designing various energy and water saving devices. These projects allow students to apply science concepts to the real world
UPPER ELEMENTARY - CROWS
This stop motion film was created in the winter of 2022 by students from the Crows Class (5-6 grade). As part of their study of medieval Japan, they read an anthology of Usagi Yojimbo, a comic book series created by Stan Sakai. This film was an end of book project to celebrate the completion of the anthology. The students chose one of the comics from the anthology to adapt into a stop motion, creating a script, characters, sets, sound effects, and music.
As part of Peregrine School’s commitment to nurture the whole child, our social-emotional Cool Tools program plays an integral role in the curriculum at every grade level. We encourage students to examine their own thoughts and actions and be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others. Within the context of guided activities and peer feedback, our social-emotional program gives children the tools to be successful within the interpersonal domain, as well as to develop personal resiliency and awareness in the intrapersonal domain, with lessons in mindfulness and meditation, for example.