Shaloh Science
December 16

Shaloh House elementary students were in a hurry today. No, they weren’t rushing to recess or lunch:  they were excited for their first classes in the new Science Lab. 

Recess took a back seat in their priorities as they lined up at the door of the Lab even before the bell rang.  Beautiful new furniture and décor make the room a pleasant place to be, and new science equipment enables students to do many more science experiments.

Students were also excited to receive their new science textbooks and workbooks, straight from Singapore.

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study is one carried out by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an international organization of national research institutions and governmental research agencies. In 2003, some 46 countries participated in TIMSS.  The findings:  Singapore ranked first in Math and Science for both 4th and 8th grades.

Shaloh House is adopting the official Singapore Ministry of Education science curriculum.  The bright, colorful books had the children eager even for homework! 

Middle school students also received new textbooks, to aid in their studies of biology, physics, and chemistry.

Thank you to Dr. Naomi Lev, Shaloh House science teacher, and to our science consultant Katerina Sherman, for all their devoted efforts.