Year 2. Session 6. Week 1.
One thing that is benefitting from all of the outdoor work in the morning is this session’s Quest! In Community Garden Quest, the Eagles are digging deep into plant life, from the cellular level to how they’re affected by outside forces, in order to grow their knowledge base so they can plan, build, plant and maintain two new gardens on campus.
Using part of the scientific method, each seed team will design experiments to test photosynthesis, capillary action, and soil composition among other topic areas. Take a look below at some of the work from week one:
Another big change is the introduction of Word World! While the more experienced Eagles work through Writers’ Workshop (Biographies), our emergent readers and writers will be building their reading and writing foundations through a variety of activities such as storytelling with Play-doh, Describe-a-Scene, word puzzles and more!
The Eagles participating in Writers’ Workshop will be researching and writing a biography on a hero of their choosing, but perhaps most exciting is how they will be showcasing their work as this will be the focus of their exhibition. In addition to writing their biography, each Eagle will be dressing up as their hero and answering questions about their Hero’s Journey from exhibition guests! They will also be creating a tri-fold “Hero Board” showcasing the accomplishments, challenges and lives of those they study.