Lower School Photos

April 13, 2021

Animals After Dark

Lower School Green Team students learned about nocturnal animals in an exciting way.  With lights off in the library, Media Specialist Amanda Forbes read by flashlight from a book titled After Dark: Poems about Nocturnal Animals by David L. Harrison.  The students located pictures of the animals in the poems by flashlight. Then Ms. Forbes led the students through creating acrostic poems about some of the animals in the book, and each student chose an animal about which to write their own acrostic poem.
April 12, 2021

History of Transportation in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Museum Center brought to Lower School students a hands-on experience exploring the history of transportation in Cincinnati. Students simulated moving goods by mule-powered canal boat and used working models of the five inclines that moved Cincinnatians to neighborhoods on higher ground in the late 19th century. They learned about the era of streetcars, the reasons Cincinnati's subway system was never realized, and the factors that drove changes in transportation systems across the decades.
April 9, 2021

Ultimate Frisbee

Lower School students learn to play Ultimate Frisbee in this after-school program led by Instructional Assistant Madison Wilker and Gus Misleh.
April 9, 2021

Fun with Student Council Officers

From a remote location in the conference room, Student Council officers joined with Mrs. Kessen's Lower School Green class to have some fun. The officers led the students in games of bingo and Simon Says.
March 24, 2021

Science Club

Science Club participants created colorful slime from a mixture of borax and white glue. Activities in previous meetings of the Science Club included making crayon leaf prints, creating ferromagnetic liquids and learning about endangered species while making polar bears from shaving cream foam.
March 15, 2021

M&M Math

Lower School math classes learned about fractions by calculating the portion of each color in a bag of M&Ms.
March 15, 2021

Owl Pellets

Lower School Blue and Gray Team students dissected owl pellets in science classes.
March 9, 2021

Billy Goats Gruff

The classic story of three goats and a troll came to life in Springer's library when Lower School Green Team students performed a Reader's Theatre version of the book The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney.
March 5, 2021

Westward Expansion

Lower School Blue and Gray Team social studies classes learned about westward expansion in the United States in a hands-on way. Using props and curriculum provided by the Cincinnati Museum Center, the students put themselves into the places of people alive during the westward expansion.
March 5, 2021

Blue and Gray Team Social

Lower School Blue and Gray Team students had an opportunity for fun with friends at their February social event. The students watched a movie and enjoyed a pizza and ice cream lunch. In the afternoon, students could choose to run an obstacle course with Springer Trustee Mike Wright or engage in Zumba with Social Media and Alumni Relations Coordinator Marika Huelskamp.
March 4, 2021

Blue and Gray Team Winter Celebration

Lower School Blue and Gray Team students enjoyed a Winter Celebration packed with activities, games, refreshments and crafts, with a "Let It Snow" theme.
February 23, 2021

Valentine’s Day Parties

The Green Team celebrated Valentine's Day by decorating Valentine's bags, exchanging cards and enjoying refreshments together.