Every Sunday afternoon, Abby Dodge ’75 and her mom would bake together. Eleven cookbooks later, a James Beard Foundation Finalist and International Culinary Association Cookbook Award Winner, Dodge shared the inspiration for her latest cookbook, Sheet Cake, which hits bookstores this month.
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
By Erin Thorkilsen
Director of Associate Teachers; Mindfulness
It was a gift to welcome our outstanding group of new faculty to campus last week during orientation. As an innovative, inclusive, and globally-minded community, our hope is for all new faculty and staff to quickly find a sense of belonging within GFA.
By Christine Fecteau and Sofi Kurtz
Director of Library Services, Lower School Science
As lovers of all things books and reading, as well as outdoor spaces, we had the perfect plan: an innovative and creative way for our students to enjoying both – a StoryWalk.
In the last Friday speaker of the 2020-21 school year, Giavanna Bravo '21 spoke about being a true citizen of the world, with a focus on empathy and global mindedness.
By Sarah Bayzick
PreKindergarten Lead Teacher
Throughout the spring, the PreKindergartners have been exploring our campus and the neighboring Audubon trails with a particular interest in the birds that inhabit these places. Such investigations inspired the children to build something special for our feathered friends. Students combined their knowledge of birds with our math learning (focused on simple machines) to create Birds of Play: An Avian Amusement Park. We hope you will join us on a virtual tour of this unique project!
That's a wrap! After 35 weeks of on-campus learning, school is (almost) out for summer. Watch scenes from week 35 here.
Upper School's annual spring Coffeehouse, hosted by senior Michael Stanfield, featured poems, songs, movies, and stories created by Upper School students.
By Megan Ruppel
English Teaching Fellow
This year, one of our final projects in seventh-grade English is to memorize a poem. From Emily Dickinson to Kahlil Gibran to James Baldwin, students are picking out something to learn and hold onto, and as I’ve been watching my students’ submissions, I’ve been wondering why it matters that we memorize poems, wondering what it’s for.