Students Enjoy Project-Filled Summer Session

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More than 200 students in grades K-10 shared project-based learning experiences as they attended the district’s four-week ESL Summer Academy from July 6-30.  

Teachers worked collaboratively across all grade levels to develop theme-based learning approaches, which included ocean ecology, Depths of Knowledge, the use of geometry to build a 3-D city, the scientific method and a community service project to help local animal shelter Bobbi and the Strays. In addition to a visit to the animal shelter, the summer program included field trips to Garvies Point Preserve, the Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Queens Hall of Science, all of which provided opportunities to enrich the students’ lives and learning. The students from Dodd and FHS visited the shelter twice and made items to donate to the dogs and cats.

The students and teachers shared a productive, enjoyable and educational four weeks together.