Following a long-weekend for Easter break, we continue our overview of Carlisle School’s Distance Learning program in action. If you missed Week 1, Week 2, or Week 3, click the links to catch up. Check back throughout the week as more photos are added to this page.
Visit us on Facebook or YouTube for a video greeting from our faculty and administrators. A link is at the bottom of this page.
Carlisle Parents and Wildlife Rehabilitators, Ted & Velvet Kitzmiller love teaching students about VA and NC wildlife, like these recently rescued baby opossums.
Miss Swanson leads her Pre-K3 students in an online counting activity during their daily virtual meeting.
Mrs. Moschler, Art and STEAM instructor, visited with Pre-K4 students at their daily meeting.
Brothers in 1st and 2nd grades share a home office with mom while they complete assignments from Mrs. Wingfield and Mrs. Gunn.
Mrs. Wingfield and Mrs. Jones led 1st-grade students through the design process for their annual Invention Convention project. Watch for a video of prototype demonstrations soon!
Carlisle’s Guidance Counselor Mrs. Tisdale visited the 4th-grade students during their daily class meeting to discuss positivity and allow them to share things that they are optimistic about.
Students in Mrs. Tom’s 4th-grade class practiced matching up states and capitals with flashcards.
5th-grade students participate in an online meeting with Miss Penprase, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Meyer to stay connected and discuss assignments.
Mrs. Thompson leads 5th-grade students in a one-hour, virtual science lab using common items from their kitchen. The students had a fantastic time experimenting and begged to do it again next week!
Mr. Dydyn’s 6th-grade discussed the story “Thomas: The Physician’s Son” which showed that medicine in the Middle Ages relied on things like astrology, the four humors, and an understanding that infections happen but no real idea of why.
Mr. Dydyn led his 7th-grade History class in a discussion on the interwar period. Specifically the rise of dictators in Europe during this time and the role of propaganda in their various ascendancies to power.
For the final project in Mrs. Richardson’s AP Environmental Science class, students are designing 3D models of sustainable homesteads, using physical models, CAD software, or Minecraft.
Mrs. Aaron’s US Drama class watched Carlisle alum Jeremy O. Harris ’07 present a Masterclass on playwriting for The New York Theater Workshop.
Mrs. Gerhart challenged her US Spanish students to film themselves cooking a recipe while narrating in Spanish. See a video on our Facebook page.
What Our Parents Are Saying
“I am so appreciative of everything Miss Penprase & Mrs. Thompson are doing to educate my son during this time. This is a chaotic time for many people, and knowing that my son can have some sense of normalcy is wonderful. His teachers go above and beyond, not just for him but for each student. Thank you, teachers!” – Peyton Drane
“Distance Learning has been very challenging for our family due to working from home while also helping our children with school. Mrs. Gunn and Mrs. Wingfield have gone above and beyond to help our family adjust to this difficult time. They are always there for us, even in the evenings when we sometimes still have work to do. We are very thankful for them and Carlisle’s support!” – Amanda Russell
“The teachers and staff are doing such a great job during distance learning! It’s not easy to do, but I’m so impressed with how well everything is going and all the material the kids are covering. I truly believe Carlisle is doing a tremendous job, making my homeschool life a lot easier!” – Jessica Zagol
“Prior to this, I was already thinking teachers were underpaid for what they do… now I know they need triple their pay. I greatly appreciate what you all are doing during this time. It is a night and day difference to what my friends in public schools are doing and I hope Carlisle adds distance learning to the new school year.” – Chevonya Brooks
Each week we are featuring comments from Carlisle parents on the impact of Distance Learning. We want to hear from YOU! Send your comments to Development@CarlisleSchool.org.