Students close out summer school; Several grades learn through experiences on last day
Published 10:30 am Friday, August 28, 2015
The beginning of school is fast approaching, but for some students, school just let out.
On Thursday, the final day of summer school, teachers created experiential learning experiences — a process where students get knowledge, skills and values from direct experiences outside a traditional school setting — for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
This type of learning helps motivate students and teaches students the possibilities for real-world success. Students posed questions, investigated, experimented, were curious, solved problems, were creative and constructed meaning.
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Students have attended summer school for the past three weeks as a way to prepare for the upcoming school year.
At Woodson Kindergarten Center, incoming students in first through third grade participated in activities such as bracelet making, cooking, track, Minecraft, scrapbooking and movin’ and groovin’.
At I.J. Holton Intermediate School, students entering grades fourth through eighth learned to build a bridge, about horses, or played a variety of yard games, among other activities.