Third Grade Travels the Continent

Guest post by third grade teachers Jennifer Reiter and Zaccai Williams: During Day of Discovery, boys experienced the Lewis and Clark Expedition and participated in some of the activities that the Corps of Discovery may have gone through as they traveled across the continent. The day started with Gilman School Head Henry Smyth channeling President Jefferson…

Getting Creative During the Holiday Break

Guest post by Director of Lower School Admissions Mary Furrer: How will you keep your little ones busy and entertained over the holiday break? Fine motor skills are associated with the dexterity and coordination of the small muscles and movement of the hands and fingers. These skills are important for four and five year olds.…

Third Grade Maps Gilman

Guest post by 3C teacher Zaccai Williams: Recently my third grade class paired up with Mrs. Lisa Whittaker at the Bolton School in Bolton, U.K. to do a lesson on community cartography. Every community is composed of social, environmental and spatial elements; however, we often stop paying attention to these features because they are so familiar.…

Beyond the Basics

Guest post by Dr. Armistead Webster: Lower School boys learn about empathy and community every day. We encourage them to imagine being in someone else’s shoes and to remember they are members of various communities – their classroom, the Lower School, Gilman, Baltimore, and beyond.

Documenting 2017: Third Grade Archival Video Project

Guest post by Johanna Schein, Gilman Archivist: Over the course of the year, Ms. Reiter’s third grade class has been getting an insider’s look at Gilman School history. By analyzing photographs, objects, and documents in the Gilman Archives, students have learned about Gilman’s past as well as the value of a primary source in research. To culminate the year-long partnership between…

Going Against the Grain

While most schools have dropped woodshop in recent decades, Gilman offers a comprehensive design and woodworking program that begins in Prep-One and continues into Upper School. Along the way students learn about materials, develop their math skills, and are introduced to engineering and design principles. All students take woodshop through 7th grade. Lower School boys learn…