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Third graders finished their second semester in science with an engineering unit. This unit provided numerous opportunities for children to do what engineers do, solve problems and figure out ways to improve designs. Students were presented with multiple engineering challenges. These challenges were created with several objectives in mind including practice at following directions to assemble something, improving an original design for enhanced performance and coming up with innovative designs. Children enjoyed looking at their peer's designs and sharing tips for improvement. STEM-based projects like these help to sharpen children's critical thinking along with heightening their curiosity and decision-making skills. When children learn that failures can lead to success, they grow. This unit serves as a precursor to an oil spill unit where third graders will design a tool to clean up an oil spill.
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We’ve been challenged! If 100 new donors give to the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory Fund (CGPF) during Annual Giving Week, a generous anonymous donor will contribute $50,000 to the Fund. And guess what? Coach Cooke and Coach Savage are here to help Team CGPS meet the challenge!
The CGPS Book Fair is coming! Like many events during this school year, the Book Fair will look a little different than in years past.
On Friday, May 7, Core teacher Linda Beasley and her students in class 5A held their annual historical town hall debate over the colonists' declaration of independence from Great Britain. Students each claimed a historical figure to impersonate and subsequently argued from the perspective of their chosen figure.
On Tuesday, May 4, Dakota Becker and Alex Tomback, both from the CGPS Class of 2013, joined PS students and teachers to speak about their career trajectories and work in therapy.