Posts Tagged: 3rd grade

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Technology: A Tool, Not a Learning Outcome
May 7, 2015
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By Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach Check out our new Tec D.E.C. (Design, Explore, Create) at the elementary campus and you’ll see myriad examples of how our students encounter opportunities to plug in to The Wildwood Way using a range of cool tools, including 3D printers, online design software, and more.   3D Printing Enhances […]
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Best Buds
May 23, 2012
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Our approach at Wildwood is very intentionally age-mixed. The benefits of blending kids of slightly varying ages and abilities are clear, both in the classroom, and out. On a recent Tuesday on the elementary campus, I watched two groups of students entering the Big Yard in straight lines from opposite corners.  The 3rd graders, coming […]
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Think like a scientist
November 30, 2011
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Things are not always what they seem in the world of science. That was the lesson on Tuesday in Anna Boucher and Christie Carter’s 3rd grade science class. The day marked the conclusion of a two-month experiment that sought to answer the question, “Will Wildwood’s soil grow healthy plants?” The answer, kids discovered, was not […]
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On Food and Thanks
November 22, 2011
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If I had to choose between eating pumpkin pie and attending the elementary students’ Thanksgiving All School Meeting, the All School Meeting would win hands-down. Today was my lucky day. I went to the meeting, then 3rd grade teacher Melanie Benefiel shared her pie. Double happiness. All School meetings at the elementary campus bring every […]