So you want to learn how to code?

Last year, Maury students participated in the Hour of Code which aims to show that anyone can learn the basics of coding and encourage broader participation in the field of computer science. But why limit the coding experience to once a year and only for an hour (or a 45-minute Think Tank special)? Under the […]




Texture! Texture! Read All About It!

As many of the students already know, texture is Ms. Bomba’s favorite Element of Art. Why, you ask? Texture is not only seen, it can be felt as well! Works of art with texture beg the viewer to look closer, ask questions about process, and envision what the artist was trying to convey when including […]




At Maury We Are Thankful

Thanksgiving week was filled with opportunities to show how thankful we at Maury are for what we have. Those opportunities continued in the Music Room, where our students used a simple song about gratitude to explore vocal improvisation, instrumental accompaniment, … Continue reading




Think Tank is BUZZING!

Over the past 6 weeks, Think Tank has been a BUZZ with all things bees. From our partnership with DC Beekeepers to our Wisconsin Fast Plants unit, Think Tank learning about the partnership between honeybees and plants is in full bloom! Take a closer l…




Art as a Communication Medium

Our first “big kid” unit of the school year is to get students accustomed to the idea that artists are decisive communicators who use the visual image to express their message from a unique viewpoint. Each grade level (2nd -5th) is designated a ‘funky theme’ to be interpreted with new eyes. Students are asked to abstract […]