• 2017 Top-10 Videos (#4 & #5)

    Tune in this week as we rank the Top-10 of the most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Our countdown continues today as we unveil the #4 & #5 videos. Here at Powhatan, we use an approach called NEAL (Nature Enhanced Approach to Learning). NEAL is a lens through…

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  • 2017 Top-10 Videos (#6, #7 & #8)

    Tune in this week as we rank the Top-10 of the most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #6, #7 & #8 videos in our countdown:   #8:  Sharing Stories   #7:  Blandy Farm Field Trip   #6:  Royston’s Regatta   View #9 &…

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  • 2017 Top-10 Videos (#9 & #10)

    Tune in this week as we rank the Top-10 of the most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #9 & #10 videos:   #10:  Assemblage Sculptures   #9:    Math Video Project  (Algebra I Honors)   In the time period from July 1, 2016…

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  • What were the most popular YouTube videos last year?

    Each summer we look back at the most popular blog posts and videos from the past school year. Top-10 Videos   This past February we hit a major milestone, eclipsing 100,000 total views on our YouTube Page. In the lifetime of the page, we’ve received roughly 138,400 views. We hope…

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  • Where do your students go after they graduate?

    It is a question we hear on campus tours from parents who are considering Powhatan for their children;  where do your students go after they graduate? 

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  • Cross-Curricular Design Challenge: Fifth Grade

    Mrs. Nichols’ fifth grade class finished out the year in the MakerSpace with a fun cross-curricular that combined both engineering and art. When Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Garrity began their planning, they first reflected on the success of an earlier bridge-building project with Mrs. Greenhalgh’s class. While it was important…

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  • National French Test Honors & Authentic World Language Experiences

    The end of the year is always a busy time for the World Language Department. A recent cross-curricular field trip, in conjunction with the art department, to Washington DC provided great opportunities for students to use what they are learning in class in the real world. During the trip, Mr.…

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  • Learning about Entrepreneurship: Market Day

    Second graders have been participating in a Project Based Learning (PBL) activity that centers around a mini economy called Market Day. Second grade studied the dynamics of an economy and then applied their understanding in the role of an entrepreneur and producer. The students learned about entrepreneurs and their products.…

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  • Studying the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy through the lens of NEAL

    At Powhatan School we use an approach called N.E.A.L. (Nature Enhanced Approach to Learning). Using nature while studying art in kindergarten is a perfect fit. This particular project is wrapped around the study of Land Art by renown artist Andy Goldsworthy, a British sculptor and environmentalist. This particular study explored…

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  • Anderson Day of Service

    On May first, Powhatan students and guests gathered on Crocker to celebrate Earth Day and honor our friend and past board president…

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  • Visiting experts provide engaging, real world connections to enhance learning

    Throughout our curriculum at Powhatan, teachers often bring in experts in various fields to spark enthusiasm, inspire students to think beyond the classroom, and show that we truly do learn not for school, but for life. This year in science classes, we have had visiting physicians, electricians from Rappahannock Electric,…

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  • Brain Science, Bridge Building & the MakerSpace

    If you listened to the podcast conversation we had back in February with our third grade team, Mrs. Slavin and Mrs. Gilpin, you may have been intrigued by a brief example of a bridge building activity they were about to launch. This third grade bridge project was inspired by the…

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