Our school is a small country school located within the city limits. On a typical day at our school, you will see students learning through inquiry. We use a transdisciplinary method of teaching and learning. The inquiry is embedded in all subjects including math, language arts, and in-depth units of study, which cover common core standards for our International Baccalaureate Program. These units focus heavily on science and history and are often incorporated into our math and language arts curriculums.
Our students are masters of Inquiry.
As we use an inquiry-based learning model, our students need materials which are age-appropriate. Students are questioning and learning about topics that have an impact on the world as a whole. These books, including titles such as Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime, and Watch over Our Water will allow students to understand deeper level concepts in a way that is accessible to them as 7-9-year-olds.
As young researchers, the student will use these books to facilitate their inquiry and learning into specific topics (local watersheds and ocean), leading to an understanding of how they can make a difference in the world by taking action in their own community.
Our goal is for students to understand that we all have a responsibility to provide watershed stewardship to ensure ecological sustainability.
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