Ideas in Action
What would your day be like if you were a fifth grade student?
This gives a sense of what our 5th graders' days were like during their first thematic unit, which was focused on Identity.
These are projects that happen in traditional History, Science, English, Spanish or Fine Arts classes and / or a flexible period each day that is used to provide students time to deepen their understanding of the unit's central themes.
Field Lessons and Visiting Speakers
At least one time per each unit, our students leave campus to see how the unit's ideas apply to the outside world and we have one expert from a related field come and present.