Lower School News

New curriculum provides more time for hands-on science

As we reported last year, the lower school science curriculum has substantially increased the amount of instructional time for

Third graders study animal habitats

Third graders are well into their Animal Habitats and Behaviors unit and are currently investigating dwarf African frogs in science class.

Fourth graders study plant growth

The fourth graders are well into the first trimester of science with Terri Giesel. They began the year with a Plant Growth and Development Unit.

Author Tyler Whitesides returns to KCD

On Monday, students in grades 3–6 welcomed author Tyler Whitesides to KCD. Mr.

Second graders create self portraits

Second graders are working on self portraits in Becky Gallion’s art class this week.

First grade program celebrates dinosaurs

First graders wrapped up their dinosaur study with a musical program last week. Thanks to David Miller for the photos.

Third grade celebrates world cultures

Third graders concluded their social studies Caravans study last week.

Bearcat Singers present Welcome to the Jungle

Earlier this week, the Bearcat Singers put on a terrific musical production for their fellow lower schoolers.

Students calculate volume of 3D shapes

Third graders in Ms. Nevels' class recently explored volume in math class by applying the mathematical formula to actual 3D shapes. Some of the irregular shapes were tricky to calculate!

Third grade takes Derby field trip

Last week, third grade students and teachers enjoyed a visit to historic Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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