Lower School Science Teacher Anya Rose traveled to Jamesville Elementary School in Jamesville, NC to share both her passion for science and music. When Rose isn’t teaching science at SCH, she is pursuing her musical interests (fun fact: Rose is a part of a musical group called “Ants on a Log”). The lesson she presented to the second graders in North Carolina was about the Icelandic Language by way of Icelandic Folklore.
This summer, Rose was selected to take part in a Fulbright-Hays Seminar in Iceland, where she gained insights and explored topics related to culture and history, the arctic environment, education, the arts, and equality (read the full story here). While participating in this seminar, Rose developed connections with the other 15 teachers that accompanied her. One of the connections she has kept is with a fellow teacher at the Jamesville Elementary School. This not only inspired her trip down south but her lesson plans here at SCH.
Rose is currently working on lessons for her first-grade students on the sun’s patterns in the sky in different parts of the world. And with her fourth-graders, she is hoping to start a unit titled “Earth Science” where she will connect her students to what she learned during the Fulbright-Hays Seminar. All Lower School students had the pleasure of learning an Icelandic Folksong during their divisional assemblies last week from Ms. Rose.