Gaynor Gala 2020

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Washington vs. Lincoln: Who will win the Lexington Room?

Students in the Lexington Room in the Early Childhood program learned about democracy and wielded the power to vote last week in honor of Presidents’ Day. Over the past couple of weeks, the students performed an in-depth study of what a president is and what they do, and then they learned specifically about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their study concluded in a vote between the two presidents — read more to find out who won!

Silver Cluster Students “Step Into” History

Students brought their classroom learning to life last week with a social studies skit highlighting the story of the Puritans

Multisensory (and Marvelous) Math!

Math Specialist Rachel Arbesfeld and Art Teachers Andrea Nelson and Sophia Saad created a multisensory project to bring math concepts to life. Red Cluster students used abstract art to illustrate the decomposition of two-digit numbers. In math groups, each student created number bonds showing two different ways to break apart their number into tens and ones. In art class, students used materials to creatively represent these number bonds.

A Multisensory, Interdisciplinary Social Studies Project

Miniature tables are set in a grotto-style interior, waiting for their Lilliputian guests to arrive. A tiny golden statue wraps his tinfoil arms around a guitar. A pair of googly-eyed alligators stare hungrily at an airboat, perhaps pondering their next meal. What do these vignettes have in common? They are all located in the Southeastern United States — and they are all the subject of study in Ms. Pearlman and Ms. Sebrow’s Yellow Cluster social studies class.

Our Mission

A pioneer in special education, Stephen Gaynor School is an independent Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Founded in 1962, Stephen Gaynor School provides a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.