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From the Principal

posted Jan 23, 2015, 12:20 PM by Diane Randall

By now, you probably know that I am a strong proponent of project based learning. I believe that children learn best when they can find relevance in what they are learning .

The other day, I was observing a fifth grade student working on his acrylic landscape painting of Ayers Rock in Australia. As part of the Global Environmental Expedition that the 5/6 classroom is working on, Jonah was intently creating his landscape. The project entailed many other parts of the curriculum: research, reading, writing, and obviously, geography. Art was another aspect of the project as a relevant, meaningful part of the whole expedition. I can’t help but think, the effort that I witnessed, was due to the pride Jonah experienced for the whole project. Art was an integral part of the experience. As we continue to blend all parts of the curriculum into meaningful projects, it is my hope that children become stronger and more curious learners.

The 5/6 will be presenting their Global-Eco Community Festival next Thursday, January 29th from 6:00 to 7:30, here at Leicester School.