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2017 Top-10 Videos (#1)

The most popular video this year highlight’s the…

2017 Top-10 Videos (#2 & #3)

We are one day away from revealing the #1 most popular classroom video! Our countdown continues today as we explore two videos that combined for more than 400 views. The Collaboration video was a part of Mrs. Scarborough’s blog post… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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? 

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Having a blast learning about rockets!

The new deck off the science lab on a beautiful sunny day was the perfect venue for testing rocket propellants with film canisters, vinegar, and baking soda. Experimental results showed that small amounts of propellant created ample pressure and minimized… Continue Reading →

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