As the second grade continues their current unit of inquiry, Choices, students in the second grade spent the week listening to guest speakers and enjoying outdoor activities.
It was a continuation of their first Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry for the year in which students learn how the choices they make impact each other, different resources and the environment.
The week included guest speakers Brooke Hoffman, Leslie Schlesinger and Tom Tompkins. Tompkins is an expert beekeeper from Papa T's Honeybees in Germantown, a job that fascinated the students and had them asking lots of questions.
On Wednesday, the students rotated classrooms where they learned about renewable resources. One station even took them outside, where they were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather.
"Our hope is that the children understand that our choices affect each other, our resources and our environment. This unit focuses on reduce, reuse and recycle, healthy choices for our bodies and the earth and renewable energy," teacher Robin Fessler said.
As the students ended the week, they discussed the experiences, lessons learned and how it applied to daily life.
"Our goal is to help the children understand that we live in a healthy world and we need to take care of it," Fessler said.
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