Kindergartners enjoys Geauga parks

Westwood Elementary School kindergartners recently enjoyed a trip to the Geauga Park District’s Applebee’s Pond and Swine Creek in Middlefield.

“We were exploring the pond habitat after studying the pond habitat in science,” said teacher Kathy Todd. “We were able to dip nets in and find living things and then sorted and classified them into pans of water.”

Field trips like these help students incorporate their studies into a broader context while enjoying time outdoors away from the classroom.

Interdisciplinary books

Third-graders at Lindsey Elementary School have been using their skills to complete a complex project using more than one discipline.

“The project included creating a nonfiction animal book comparing two animals,” said Principal Kim Menta.

Using knowledge from language arts, science and art, the students were challenged to use a broad array of skills that allowed them to better absorb the information as well as use their creativity.

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