The Gordon School

The Gordon School

Courageous learners, compassionate leaders: Gordon is an all-gender nursery to eighth grade school

The Gordon School is the choice for families who seek an environment that challenges the intellects and imaginations of elementary and middle school students, and supports families in a community that strives for inclusivity and equity.. The nursery through eighth grade structure allows a focus on the crucial early years when the foundations of academic and social learning are laid. Academics, art

Operating as usual

Photos from The Gordon School's post 01/08/2024

The only thing better than a snow day is a snowy day at Gordon with your classmates.

Dozens more photos online now at https://ow.ly/qRBV50QoZ1R

01/08/2024

These Nursery students had their first Gordon sledding adventure this morning.

The hills will get bigger, but for today, this little bump was enough.

The only thing better than a snow day is a snowy day at Gordon with your classmates.

Dozens more photos online now at https://ow.ly/qRBV50QoZ1R

Photos from The Gordon School's post 01/08/2024

The slides are faster, the sun is brighter, the shadows look sharper, the trees look taller, the woods seem deeper and the fields feel like they stretch on for miles.

The only thing better than a snow day is a snowy day at Gordon with your classmates.

Dozens more photos online now at https://ow.ly/qRBV50QoZ1R

01/08/2024

Science class snowy day lesson plan: identifying animal tracks back by the Elf Village.

The only thing better than a snow day is a snowy day at Gordon with your classmates.

Dozens more photos online now at https://ow.ly/qRBV50QoZ1R

01/08/2024

The only thing better than a snow day is a snowy day at Gordon with your classmates.

Dozens more photos online now at https://ow.ly/qRBV50QoZ1R

Photos from The Gordon School's post 01/06/2024

Librarian Frances Martindale and creative arts teacher Anna Slate hosted a magical morning in the library this morning.

Thirty young people who are interested in coming to Gordon next year gathered to create shadow puppets.

It was part of a morning exploration of the sights, sounds and stories of the rainforest, blending science, craft and joyful imagination.

Thanks to all our guests for a cozy and inspiring adventure.

The shadow puppets were based in an Indonesian tradition that has become a Gordon tradition as well. Gordon students have been making them since at least the 1940s, and they’ve been integral parts of theater productions like the Phantom Tollbooth, and shared with visiting authors including Ed Young, Steve Jenkins, Robin Page and April Pulley Sayre.

More shadow puppetry from…
2011: https://ow.ly/x7Nq50QotMF
2016: https://ow.ly/cN7R50QotNb
2017: https://ow.ly/TfEz50QotNu
2021: https://ow.ly/FO9q50QotNk
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01/05/2024

The Gordon News: good enough to make you skip naptime.

The fifth and sixth grade newspaper is 100% reported and written by fifth and sixth graders, and they take pride in creating a paper that engages readers at every reading level.

The last issue, for instance, had a fascinating “do your silly face” photo essay that captured everyone’s attention.

New issue drops today. Email [email protected] to have a copy mailed to you.

Show your work 01/04/2024

A fourth grade class is collecting guesses on how much snow will fall on Sunday.

See how they used math to clean up their data, and two more looks at mathematical visualization in practice, at https://ow.ly/AmEl50QnTp1

Show your work Visualizing math, from the concrete to the abstract

01/03/2024

Congratulations to Myles Craddock ’20, who was named Gatorade’s Rhode Island Football Player of the Year this year.

The award celebrates the nation’s top high school athletes for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community, with one annual award for each major sport in all fifty states. Craddock joins a growing list of former Gordon students honored by Gatorade, including Ali Blanchard ’14 and Maddy Berkson ’10.

photo: Myles at Gordon in 2009, and at Moses Brown last fall.

The honor caps an extraordinary high school football career for Craddock, who ran for 1,504 yards and 21 touchdowns this year and was named by the Providence Journal as one of the state’s best defensive backs as well.

Myles attended the Gordon School in East Providence from age three to fourteen. “He left his mark on this school, and I think Gordon left its mark on Myles, as well,” said Head of School Noni Thomas López. “Gordon is a school that puts a high value on personal relationships, and in that area, Myles was a standout, even at a young age.”

Gordon Middle School Dean Irene Horton was close to the Craddocks throughout Myles’ time at the school. “Myles Craddock is a natural leader, and his time at Gordon gave him many opportunities to practice his leadership. He was a talented athlete and a star scholar, but he is remembered best for his ability to connect with people. Myles is someone who is comfortable in his own skin, and he has the ability to put others at ease as well. We are so proud that he has received this honor.”

“He was a well-rounded athlete who brought joy to the field and a willingness to try new things,” remembers Athletics Director Damon Ray. “As a middle school student, even while he was developing his football skills, he made time to run track and play lacrosse and basketball on Gordon’s interscholastic teams.

Photos from The Gordon School's post 01/02/2024

Young Kindergarten spent their math time on the playground today.

They each tallied the tables, swings, garbage cans and slides on the Kindergarten and Nursery playgrounds.

Then they made graphs and compared the totals.

It was a run-through of their counting and number recognition skills, an introduction to graphing, and a way to practice comparing very different numbers (two and eight) and similar ones (six, seven and eight).

As these five-year-olds are acquiring these math basics, Middle School students are preparing to defend Gordon’s stellar record in the statewide MathCounts competition. More on that at www.gordonschool.org/mathcounts

01/02/2024

The kitchen is operating at full strength today!

A year ago, this project was just in the planning stages.

Now, after a summer of construction, and a fall full of inspections, permits, finishing touches and soft openings, the full menu is online.

Congratulations to Chef Rich Silvia and his team.

Today’s menu includes cream of mushroom soup, roasted chicken, hamburgers, black bean burgers, roasted tofu, garlic vegetables, brussels sprouts, tater tots, red beans and brown rice, black bean wrap, sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwiches, hardboiled eggs, tuna salad, build-your-own wedge salad, corn salad, chicken salad, macaroni salad and pasta salad, gouda cheese, turkey, ham, olive hummus, cheddar cheese and seedless red grapes.

12/19/2023

The eighth grade robotics team made these videos as part of their successful entry at the First LEGO League qualifying tournament earlier this month.

Each year, teams are given a challenge that is only half robotics engineering. The second half of the challenge asks the team to collaborate on creative project that combines technology and advocacy.

This year, the eighth grade team aimed their creative project at promoting outdoor education. Their work has gone through several iterations, and will continues to evolve up until the state championship.

As they experimented with ways to promote outdoor education, they created these video tributes to outdoor learning spaces at Gordon. These hold up outside of the context of the robotics project, and show the love and sense of ownership Gordon’s oldest students feel for the campus.

About the tournament: Gordon sent two robotics teams to the state qualifying tournament at Ponaganset High School in early December. The seventh grade team won first place overall, beating eight other teams from across the region, and both the seventh grade and the eighth grade team will be headed to the January statewide championship.

12/14/2023

We’ve learned that there is (at least) one Gordon face in Ballet RI’s production of the Nutcracker this month. A Gordon third grader will be in the cast when they take the stage at the Vets in Providence over the next week.

This is in addition to the half dozen Gordon students and alumni in the Ocean State Ballet’s production. Gordon mice, fairies and cotton candy balls everywhere you go!

Learn more at www.oceanstateballet.com and www.balletri.org

12/11/2023

Illustrator and muralist Kah Yangni will be coming to campus in the spring as the twenty-sixth Britt Nelson Visiting Artist. They came to campus during the GCA Book Fair to lead some workshops and do a book signing, and the fifth and sixth grade newspaper caught up with them for a quick interview, now online at https://ow.ly/Az5Y50QhANl -

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/11/2023

Who needs snow? Here’s some outdoor winter fun from the Early Childhood meetup at the rink in Kennedy Plaza on Saturday.

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/11/2023

Since Pilar Ramirez ’23 visited on Friday, we’ve learned that this production of the Nutcracker is wall-to-wall Gordon faces - from Pilar, Lucia Caserta ’23 and Violet Orth ’21 in lead roles to Early Childhood students playing balls of cotton candy. Also delighted, but not surprised, to hear that Pilar is a hero to the Gordon three-year-olds in Ocean State’s Tiny Dancer class.

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Thank you to Pilar Ramirez ’23 and her collaborators at Ocean State Ballet for sharing selections from the Nutcracker with Middle School students this afternoon. Their presentation was just a small preview of their full production, which runs December 15th, 16th and 17th in Providence. Learn more at www.oceanstateballet.com

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/11/2023

Thank you to Leah Freeman-Haskin, author of The Last Two Crayons, for working with students during last week’s GCA Book Fair. More on her visit at https://ow.ly/MiK050QhxnK

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/08/2023

Thank you to Pilar Ramirez ’23 and her collaborators at Ocean State Ballet for sharing selections from the Nutcracker with Middle School students this afternoon. Their presentation was just a small preview of their full production, which runs December 15th, 16th and 17th in Providence. Learn more at www.oceanstateballet.com

12/08/2023

Come back to Gordon!
Young alumni reunion!
Friday, December 15th!
8:30-10:30am!
followed by the winter assembly!
Treats! Music! Old friends and mentors!

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/06/2023

Two lessons from a true lover of words: Kyle Lukoff talks poetry with six-year-olds and with sixth graders, at https://ow.ly/Xnxp50Qgbfp

12/05/2023

Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie, the author-illustrator team behind Just Roll With It, are two of the many creators who are on campus this week, talking about their work and leading workshops for students.

Agarwal and Durfey-Lavoie’s book Just Roll With It is a middle grade graphic novel about a girl beginning middle school who is facing typical sixth grade challenges as well as obsessive compulsive disorder and a neighborhood monster.

They sat down with the fifth and sixth grade newspaper this afternoon for an in-depth interview. Read it now at https://ow.ly/IIak50QfMjZ

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/05/2023

It’s opening day, and every tray is as unique as the child who assembled it.

Gordon’s community-inclusive lunch program starts today, with a salad bar, a deli bar and beverages. The full menu, with two hot entrees and a full compliment of sides, is right around the corner.

This journey began last September, with a series of community conversations focused on Gordon’s strategic vision to “design a lunch program that fosters a resilient and sustainable local ecosystem by supporting local farmers and serving students fresh, healthy, delicious food.”

Work on the infrastructure and the menu happened in parallel with new lessons in chemistry, biology and sustainability that had students in every grade gardening and preparing food together.

Congratulations to Chef Rich Silvia and his team at SAGE Dining on this milestone, and thanks to the volunteers and donors who brought this new program to life over the past year and a half.

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/05/2023

Seen in the checkout line: second graders are still borrowing the book Austin Barry ‘01 donated at the 1994 GCA Book Fair.

Want to make a lasting impact on the next few generations of young readers? Stop by the book donation table at the GCA Book Fair this week, or show your support for the library at www.gordonschool.org/bookdonation

More on the GCA Book Fair at www.gordonschool.org/bookfair

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/05/2023

It’s opening day!

Gordon’s community-inclusive lunch program starts today, with a salad bar, a deli bar and beverages. The full menu, with two hot entrees and a full compliment of sides, is right around the corner.

This journey began last September, with a series of community conversations focused on Gordon’s strategic vision to “design a lunch program that fosters a resilient and sustainable local ecosystem by supporting local farmers and serving students fresh, healthy, delicious food.”

Work on the infrastructure and the menu happened in parallel with new lessons in chemistry, biology and sustainability that had students in every grade gardening and preparing food together.

Congratulations to Chef Rich Silvia and his team at SAGE Dining on this milestone, and thanks to the volunteers and donors who brought this new program to life over the past year and a half.

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/05/2023

The GCA Book Fair had its unofficial start today as students explored the space and selected one used book each, theirs to keep.

The Book Fair begins in earnest tomorrow. Sales hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:45-9:30am and 2:30-5:30pm in the Wales Theater.

Students will have workshops and author visits all week. Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie will be giving a public presentation Tuesday at 6:30pm; details and RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/justrollwithit

Book signings:

Tuesday December 5th
3:45- 4:45 Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie
4:00-5:00 first grade parent Isabelle Lee

Wednesday December 6th
3:45-4:45 Kah Yangni
3:45-4:45 Kyle Lukoff
3:45-4:45 Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie

Thursday December 7th
3:45-4:45 Leah Freeman-Haskin
4:00-5:00 fourth grade parent Deva R. Woodly

More on this entire spectacular at www.gordonschool.org/bookfair

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/04/2023

Yesterday, it was seaweed on a beach.

Today, it was a key ingredient in third grade’s vision for regenerative agriculture.

See what happened to yesterday’s ocean harvest today, at https://ow.ly/Aj6Z50Qfiff

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/03/2023

With the last of the summer crops harvested, Gordon’s gardeners have been focusing on preparing next year’s garden beds with compost.

Today, Cush Gillen and Nick Terry from Gordon’s science team headed out to the rainy cold of Jamestown’s beaches to harvest seaweed for use in the gardens this winter.

In the weeks before winter break, they’ll have third graders work the seaweed in their garden bed, where it will break down and fuel the tomatoes, carrots, pumpkins and greens that these same students will plant next spring and harvest next summer and fall, before the cycle beings again.

The use of seaweed as fertilizer is a strategy long used by farmers in the area, and the right to collect seaweed from the shore is specifically protected by the Rhode Island constitution.

More recent compost work: https://ow.ly/z6WL50QePNo

More on Rhode Island’s seaweed policy: https://ow.ly/2iE650QePNh

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/03/2023

Update: Gordon has taken the top award at today’s First LEGO League robotics qualifying tournament!

Gordon sent two teams to today’s tournament at Ponaganset High School. The seventh grade team won first place overall, beating eight other teams from across the region, and both the seventh grade and the eighth grade team will be headed to the January statewide championship.

12/02/2023

The sixth grade advocacy projects are something that can only happen at a school

• that takes students’ ideas seriously

• that allows them space to try and sometimes fail

• and that has the longterm goal of producing graduates who know how to create positive change.

It helps if, along the way, students and teachers need to remember to have fun together.

Take a look at one of their advocacy projects at https://ow.ly/xmRZ50QezfG -

Photos from The Gordon School's post 12/01/2023

Young Kindergarten read The Cajun Cornbread Boy, one of many gingerbread story variations.

Then they made cornbread for snack and it disappeared!

Fortunately there were written clues to follow and they were able to track it down before the gator in the Commons ate it.

The mystery remains…. Who took it? How did it get to the Commons?

It’s a mystery they will play out again and again in the coming weeks, as they revisit the story as it has been told in a variety of cultures. It’s good fun, and it is a way to explore how stories can connect cultures while also setting them apart from each other.

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Videos (show all)

These Nursery students had their first Gordon sledding adventure this morning.The hills will get bigger, but for today, ...
The only thing better than a snow day is a snowy day at Gordon with your classmates.Dozens more photos online now at htt...
The kitchen is operating at full strength today!A year ago, this project was just in the planning stages.Now, after a su...
The eighth grade robotics team made these videos as part of their successful entry at the First LEGO League qualifying t...
Through their daily study of the moon, fourth graders did the work of scientists.They dedicated themselves to making car...
It is snowing. First snow of the year. Weather update brought to you by Ms. Welsh’s second grade.
This December, Gordon welcomes Kyle Lukoff to campus as the seventeenth annual Karla Harry Visiting Author.Kyle Lukoff i...
Congratulations to Young Kindergarten.They threw a memorable party today.Their guests were adults they were grateful for...
The Turkey Trot is a schoolwide celebration of generosity and cross-grade connection, led by the eighth grade.Congratula...
From fifth grade ballroom dancing to eighth graders leading the Cupid Shuffle, this Middle School loves to move! This wa...
Hello Preschool Families,In celebration of World Kindness Day, Preschoolers decided to share a kind gesture with our Nur...
Nursery playing treasure hunt in PE class. At Gordon, the big field house isn’t just for the big kids.Skills: spatial aw...

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