Top-10 Video Countdown

Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #6 & #5 videos in our countdown!

6. Wetlands Field Day 2019

Third graders studied the importance of the wetlands on the Crocker Conservancy in May. Students put on their muck boots and waded into the wetlands to discover which plants and insects were thriving in our calcareous muck fen.

It’s an excellent example of bringing experts to campus to work with students. Brent Barriteau from the USDA returned as our soil and wetland plant expert, joined by Allyson Ponn, an Education and Program Support Specialist working with the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District. We learned from them about distinct wetland soils, water-loving plants, native trees, aquatic invertebrates, and measures of water quality.

5. Why Theater?

The seventh grade performed the musical Oliver this year. The preparation and practice leading up to the musical takes months of hard work and effort, so we caught up with Ms. Davis, the director of the musical, and asked her, why is theater so important?

We explore numerous benefits that theater provides for students in this video.

One of the strongest benefits is that theater promotes self-esteem and builds confidence in children. The daily process of working on a production, like Oliver, guides children along a path of development leading them to participate in exercises at levels they would never normally consider. Self-confidence is gained as they achieve each small success, which leads to more success. It doesn’t happen overnight.

Join us here tomorrow as we unveil the #2, #3 and #4 videos in our countdown!

In the time period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, our YouTube page videos received approximately 79,1518 views for a total of 93,258 minutes watched. These include new and previously created videos. During that same time period, we created a total of 45 videos ranging from experiences in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Stay tuned all week long as we release the Top-10 countdown of the most viewed videos from the past academic year!