Progressive Ed Moments: Orchard Preschool Presentations

Orchard teachers are known for teaching to the passions of their students, while integrating academics along the way. Students in Mrs. Bradley and Mrs. Lapworth-Kuehl’s classroom have been diving deep into topics they find interesting. From discovering geodes to studying unicorns, and from clock exploration to making treasure maps, students were engaged throughout the learning process because Orchard teachers are joyful partners in learning—a key tenet of Progressive education.
 
Only at Orchard will you find children as young as three-years-old presenting in-depth projects in front of their classmates. Students gain confidence in their ability to advocate for themselves and others and in the power of their ideas when teachers honor their individual voices, solutions and thinking. In this climate it’s ok to make mistakes and celebrate achievements. 
 
Check out some of their projects below!
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    • Geodes
    • This group was very fortunate to have a geode expert right here at Orchard. Second grade math and science teacher, Mrs. Cazares, has studied this type of work for years. As you can see in the bottom right hand corner of the poster, Mrs. Cazares visited whenever the group had questions. #community

      This group was very fortunate to have a geode expert right here at Orchard. Second grade math and science teacher, Mrs. Cazares, has studied this type of work for years. As you can see in the bottom right hand corner of the poster, Mrs. Cazares visited whenever the group had questions. #community

    • Lots of snake reading in the library!
      (L to R) Snakes, Clocks

      Lots of snake reading in the library!

    • During their clock exploration, students received a surprise visit from an Orchard 7th grader. Charles is a watch expert and brought a lot of valuable information to the group. #community

      During their clock exploration, students received a surprise visit from an Orchard 7th grader. Charles is a watch expert and brought a lot of valuable information to the group. #community

    • Michael Jackson
    • After one student brought up his love of the King of Pop, others joined pretty fast. They learned that Michael Jackson was from Indiana and he was a great dancer. Eventually, the students found "Thriller" and wanted to recreate the music video. They found old shirts and got them dirty to look like zombies. They even learned the famous dance as well. #joyfullearning

      After one student brought up his love of the King of Pop, others joined pretty fast. They learned that Michael Jackson was from Indiana and he was a great dancer. Eventually, the students found "Thriller" and wanted to recreate the music video. They found old shirts and got them dirty to look like zombies. They even learned the famous dance as well. #joyfullearning

    • Alligators
    • After learning that alligators are reptiles, they are born in eggs, and they start out tiny before getting bigger and bigger, students used math skills to measure and make alligator cupcakes. YUM!

      After learning that alligators are reptiles, they are born in eggs, and they start out tiny before getting bigger and bigger, students used math skills to measure and make alligator cupcakes. YUM!

    • According to this group, unicorns are kind, fast as lightning, and are often found in fields and mountains. #nowyouknow
      Unicorns

      According to this group, unicorns are kind, fast as lightning, and are often found in fields and mountains. #nowyouknow

    • One student was interested in the running back for the New York Giants, Saquon Barkley. He even wrote him a letter.
      Saquon Barkley

      One student was interested in the running back for the New York Giants, Saquon Barkley. He even wrote him a letter.

    • Let us know if you find the treasure!
      Treasure Maps

      Let us know if you find the treasure!

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