WHAT IS PROJECT BASED LEARNING?
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a research-based best practice in which scholars learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects. Project Based Learning engages scholars in learning through both personal and collective perspectives and inspires a love of learning and personal connection to their academic experience. Elements of Project Based Learning include the Project Launch, Essential Questions, Ideation, Draft, Critique and Revision, Exhibition, and Reflection.
View our student's past projects
GARDEN PARTY WITH PRE-K
In addition to growing in the garden, Pre-K artists "grew" these flowers inspired by Andy Warhol's series Flowers. Using two different techniques, scholars "painted" with markers, for the flowers, and rolled paint with marbles, for the grass!
Ms. McCarthy's Class
Ms. Petersen's Class
We haven't found any snails in our garden, but Kindergarten Artists made their own using clay!
DO UNTO OTTERS
Created by Ms. Kwitek's, Mr. Price's, and Ms. Wariebi's First Grade Classes
Being our class otters are in California, we made our own. Above are a few of our cute, clay friends!
BACKYARD BIRD CLUB
SECOND GRADE BACKYARD BIRD FIELD GUIDES
IN ADDITION TO ILLUSTRATING BIRDS...
… scholars made clay owls!
Scholars used a slab, which is a fancy name for a flat piece of clay, to fold, mold and sculpt the beautiful pieces below. After being fired in the kiln, scholars painted their piece with tempera cakes and then they were sealed with an adhesive spray before "flying" home.