Field Trips, In-School Visits and Celebrations

Due to the pandemic, many of the following are not currently offered.

Some of the themes and programming, however, are still enjoyed within class pods. 

Lessons in the classroom are brought to life through dynamic Field Trips. . .

Butler's Orchard,

Homestead Farm,

Rockland Farm

(for duck delivery)

Farms

Potomac

Recycling

Center

Recycling Center

Locust Grove,

Brookside Nature

Center,

Goya Creek

Nature Centers

Baltimore Aquarium,

Ball Games

Aquarium & Others

In-School Visits invite learning through interaction. . .

Parents with special professions visit us to talk about their work; dentists, doctors, zookeepers, oh my!

Experts

Felt

Board

Stories

Stories with a visual

component

bring them to life.

This long-standing tradition animates both the stage and the mind.

Puppet

Shows

Musical instruments and song bring joy and tradition.

Musical Groups

Although we revel in all days at GDS, some are defined by extraordinary Celebrations. . . 

Student masterpieces are displayed once every two years in our corridors as if a gallery exhibit.

Art Show

An energetic celebration of the

out-of-doors. . .

Field & 

Earth Days

A gathering with family and friends to celebrate the good news of a New School Year. . .

Back to School Social

Music Performances,

Poetry Recitations,

Story Telling

Lunar

New Year

"The Cat in the Hat" is where we begin our rhyming and riotous celebration of this favorite children's author. 

Dr. Seuss's

Birthday

Kindergarten-led celebrations take place in gatherings with the entire school.

Kindergarten Winter & Spring Programs

This is when we give thanks for what we have on our table and learn how it got there. 

Harvest Day

If you've been in school with us 100 days, you're likely to celebrate this anniversary!

100 Days

in School