By Mark Rosenstein:
March sees the conclusion of our first project-based learning unit- To Bee or Not To Bee. Students have studied pollination, pollinators, and the plants that feed and attract them. In the end, they submitted designs for a pollinator garden to be installed on campus and participated in a Gallery Walk.
During a Gallery Walk, student work is displayed publicly and peers walk around giving feedback and asking questions on post-it notes. This is an effective way to get group participation, encourage reflection on the topic and involve student voice in the phases of the project.
By the end of the month, the design for the hillside along the entrance to the school will be complete. In April we will begin preparing the soil, with plantings to be complete by the end of the school year. Look out for upcoming volunteer workdays and be a part of transforming the school!