First grade students learned about rainforests, ecosystems, agriculture, history, the economics of trade, and cooking by studying the history of chocolate.
“Do you know what symbiosis is?” reads the first line of the book Evolving Ecologists, …
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.
Students learned about shoe design before creating their own in order to explore them as a point for a study of identity and diversity.
Students learned about properties of light and the effect it has on certain materials via experiments before writing shadow puppet plays.
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.
Each student chose an animal to study closely. To record what they’ve learned, they drew models.
In this project students will be asked to be: Builders/unbuilders, authors, editors, artists, poets, athletes.
In 1st Grade Community Magazine, questions like “What makes up a community?” and “What is in the immediate community of our school?” are explored.
In Through My Eyes: Photography and Literacy, third grade students undertook a year-long study of photography, integrating science, literacy, writing, social studies, and art.