3rd Grade STEM

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Third grade has been enjoying all the STEM challenges we have completed already this year! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, “STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%.” STEM allows students to increase in science literacy, learn to work cooperatively with others, build growth mindset, and be active problem solvers.  In 3rd grades weekly STEM challenges, students go through a process of brainstorming a design, …

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Lego Math

4th graders using LEGO in the classroom to understand math

LEg GOdt in Danish means “play well.” LEGO in the classroom means enthusiastic, effective, engaging, visual, creative and hands-on learning.   Students in 4th grade find mathematical inspiration in a pile of LEGO bricks to understand time tables by counting the studs. Many students are visual learners and have an easier time grasping mathematical concepts when they can see them demonstrated in a visually compelling way. For younger mathematicians, composing and decomposing numbers is a key component of building the …

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The Halls Are Alive With Entertainment

First Days of School


Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was exciting to observe all of the team building, placed based learning and STEM activities that were engaging students throughout the campus. Dare to compare any staff that could take our core curriculum and integrate the great outdoors to make learning so relevant. As you may know, the new three R’s to 21st Century Learning are Relevance, Relationships and Rigor. Last week was all about building relationships with each other and our community, …

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First Day Assembly


Our students and staff enjoyed a morning assembly on the first day of school.  Teachers performed a synchronized swim for students and parents, which left everyone laughing.  What a fun way to begin our school year.  

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