Each grade level has unique trips, activities, and projects throughout the year. These are just a few of students’ favorites.
Project based learning is child-initiated and teacher-facilitated. Field trips give students the opportunity to learn about new, exciting topics. Parent volunteers are welcomed. We also host family events to help children show what they have learned.
Kindergarteners continue project approach and related field trip, adding math and reading to the curriculum. We utilize the Daily 5 to stimulate reading skills. Highlights include Zero the Hero and the Kindergarten Overnighter!
Additional curriculum is added to the daily routine—spelling, English, science, etc. This still allows time for child-directed learning through STEM exploration. First graders look forward to the Short Vowel Parade and annual field trips including Brookfield Zoo and the Morton Arboretum.
Our Beany Goes to Camp book study culminates into a trip to Dickson Valley Camp for a full camp experience.
Students learn cursive, multiplication, and conduct their first formal book reports. Field trips include the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.
Fourth graders go on a much-anticipated field trip to Starved Rock every fall. Students look forward to the Illinois Scavenger Hunt, Wax Museum, Ellis Island simulation, the Civil War Unit and Underground Railroad, Math Madness in March, and a Multiplication Tournament.
Our fifth grade class visits the Waubonsie Valley High School Planetarium. Studies include the Christmas Around the World project, age-appropriate novel studies, and the state study.
Students look forward to our three-day, two-night visit to Camp Duncan for Outdoor Education. Sixth graders will also focus on ancient civilizations with the Mesopotamia Project.
Seventh graders will take class trips to Springfield, the Illinois Holocaust Museum, and complete the Ancient Culture project.
Students will take a class trip to St. Louis and the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Eighth graders will conduct a President Study and take the Constitution Test.