At each grade in the Middle School, anchor teachers and specialists work collaboratively to design curriculum focused on overarching questions that target key concepts and skills. In all grades students engage in learning that is both meaningful to their own lives and connected across subject areas. Through a wide range of topics, students build academic and social skills that require critical thinking and cooperation.
Fifth Graders loaded their bulging suitcases and duffles onto their bus and took a two-hour bus ride for their week-long stay at Camp Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, NH. They had packed plenty of gloves, hats, and layer upon layer for their week in the woods, learning more about the environment, leadership, and themselves. Highlights abound--check with your nearest and dearest Fifth Graders to find out what his/hers was. Candidates might be the hike up to the ledge overlooking the camp, cooking bread on a stick, climbing the chimney, or singing up a storm after the meals. They even enjoyed washing dishes! (Photos by Bo Baird, Kevin Pezanowski, and Mary Spaulding)
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