The Chocolate Project
First grade students learned about rainforests, ecosystems, agriculture, history, the economics of trade, and cooking by studying the history of chocolate.
The Truth About Food
This project helped students to learn to think critically about all aspects of food. Throughout this year-long project, students used the subject of food to talk about community, family traditions, sustainability, and health.
The Bee Project
Students investigated the role of bees in our ecosystem, the various ways bees are being threatened, and wrote and performed plays about some aspect of what they had learned.
Nature or Nurture
“Do you know what symbiosis is?” reads the first line of the book Evolving Ecologists, …
Operation Story Cushion
Students interviewed younger children and parents in a school next to military housing in order to create a “story cushion” — a pillow with voice recorded chips so children could listen to their parent’s voice whenever they wanted.
In My Shoes
Students learned about shoe design before creating their own in order to explore them as a point for a study of identity and diversity.
Light of Kindness
Students learned about properties of light and the effect it has on certain materials via experiments before writing shadow puppet plays.
Come Play With Us
Kindergarten students create an inquiry-based project about the nature of play, and in the process transformed an unused piece of land into a new play area.
Why should first graders care about the ocean?
In 1st Grade Community Magazine, questions like “What makes up a community?” and “What is in the immediate community of our school?” are explored.