Our first grade classes went to investigate the public art in Chicago. Today our students walked to Daley Plaza and examine the different perspectives people have as they gaze at the Picasso sculpture. Listen as teachers and students ask people in the plaza, “What do you think Picasso looks like?”
On March 25th, our first grade classes presented a video culminating their unit of inquiry on accessibility. Teachers, Joel Blecha and Michael Ferbrache, rewrote the words to a popular song to remind the students of why they were building their own accessible cities.
On March 25th, the lower school was treated with a mesmerizing performance from GEMS parent and world renowned cellist, Ian Maksin and his touring companion and GEMS guitar instructor, Goran Ivanovic. Enjoy these two pieces- “Tic Tac Toe” and “Libertango”
Exploring the ability to convey emotion through music, the middle school gave a powerful performance of Danny Boy this morning. They will be teaching the entire JK-5th grade and families this afternoon at our lower school assembly.
On February 26th, parents organized to have singer Catherine Davis and harmonica player Billy Branch came to GEMS to teach our students about the Blues. They invited students to sing and dance and learn about the late great Willie Dixon. We are so thankful to have an opportunity to learn more about the people, instruments, and origins of Chicago Blues. Enjoy this recording of Catherine and Billy leading our students in a rendition of, “Wang Dang Doodle.”
7th graders joyfully sing in harmonious parts while on their way to an evolutionary field study to Loyola University.