The coordination and purposeful planning of enrichment experiences among Jenny, the teachers and PTO – Creative Arts and Sciences – has been a focus over the last few years. Incorporating learning opportunities that also establishes traditions has been a focus.
Over the last two years, third-grade students have been mesmerized by the “Birds of Prey”. Jim Parks from Wingmasters comes and shares wisdom and information about majestic birds including hawks with students.
In fourth grade, students participate in an on-site field trip to the outdoor classroom where they collect data about the plants, insects, and animals that live in our woods through a “bio-blitz.” They also take a series of statistics on a set of – “Legacy Trees” which surround the outdoor classroom. As 5th graders, students record their findings digitally so that it can be added to year/year. Attached here you will find the slideshow from last spring’s bio-blitz field trip. Students volunteered to record the data and findings from their peer group. On June 6th our 4th graders will participate again in this tradition.
The culminating nature themed activity for 5th grade is an overnight adventure to Environmental Camp (E-Camp) where they experience all that the outdoors has to offer.