Distance Learning Roundup

Students successfully navigated their first full week of distance learning at Gaynor, and teachers found numerous ways to incorporate education and fun in their virtual classrooms. Read more to find out what activities different clusters did this week.

A Multisensory Approach to Distance Learning

One of the hallmarks of a Gaynor education is the multisensory approach used in all subjects. The use of visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic senses helps students better understand and retain the concepts they are learning. But how to incorporate multisensory techniques while Gaynor students are learning remotely?

Humans of Gaynor: Students Explore Togetherness and Community

Prior to spring break, Sara Curwin’s Green Cluster class created “Humans of Gaynor,” a 12-minute video modeled after Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” project. It has taken on increased relevance after the move to distance learning. “During this time of uncertainty and the feeling of loneliness for many, it is my hope that this video is a reminder that while we are all feeling similar confusion and fear, we have each other to confide in, allowing us to feel a sense of togetherness,” Ms. Curwin said. 

Therapeutic Toys and Games for Spring Break Activities

Director of Early Childhood Rebecca Jurow and Director of Lower Division Donna Logue share their recommendations for a spring break spent at home.

8 Tips for Parents to Help Kids Learn Online

​As more schools move to online classes, Head of School Dr. Scott Gaynor has some advice for parents as they help their children navigate this new way of learning.

Puppy Power! Students Learn About Animal Rights from a Three-Legged Friend

A group of Silver Cluster students had a special visitor this week to help them learn about animal rights. Read more to learn about Ella the dog and her inspiring visit!

Students Explore Bravery and Courage in Celebration of Black History Month

All around Gaynor during the month of February, students learned about the power of change and standing up for what’s right in celebration of Black History Month. Students participated in activities in the library and the classroom, as well as attended an assembly discussing three influential leaders.

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!