An Evening Under the Stars: Kindergarten Night Magic

Culminating their integrated classroom unit on nighttime, Kindergarten students and their families gathered at Nashoba Brooks School for Kindergarten Night Magic, a beloved decades-long School tradition and an important part of the Kindergarten curriculum.
After an early sunset on November 8, everyone took part in a wide a variety of night-themed activities, including stargazing with science teacher Kelly Western, playing with glow in the dark balls in a giant parachute with Lower School P.E. teacher Megan McGuin, campfire sing-a-longs with music teacher Paul Benzaquin, and roasting marshmallows with their parents.
For six weeks leading up to Night Magic, students learned about night workers, nocturnal animals, and why the day is light while the night is dark. They read night books, solved night themed math problems, learned about animal habitats, studied the solar system, played cooperative night themed games, wrote books about night, and learned nighttime poems. Night Magic provided an opportunity for students and teachers to share what they have learned with their families, while enjoying a memorable evening at school under the stars.

“Night Magic is a wonderful example of curriculum integration here at Nashoba Brooks,” said Kindergarten teacher Caroline Ashley. “The event incorporated the work we do in our classrooms with music, science, library, art, and physical education.”

Kindergarten teacher Kath Moriarty added “working under the same thematic umbrella makes the subject matter resonate that much more with our students.”

It was a magical evening for students, teachers, and families.

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Nashoba Brooks School is a coed Lower School from Preschool to Grade 3 and an all-girls Middle School from Grades 4 to 8 located in Concord, Massachussetts.