- About Mary Castle
- Performance Results
Students have a strong disposition to explore and discover. The Project Approach builds on natural curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate, reflect, and more. This kind of authentic learning extends beyond the classroom to each student’s home, community, nation, and the world. It essentially makes learning the stuff of real life and children active participants in and shapers of their worlds.
A project, by definition, is an in-depth investigation of a real-world topic worthy of a student’s attention and effort. The study may be carried out with an entire class or with small groups of students. Projects typically do not constitute the whole educational program; instead, teachers use them alongside systematic instruction and as a means of achieving curricular goals.
Projects topics in the past have included: Instruments, Teeth, Shoes, Frogs, Birds, Water, Trees, Recycling, Hats, Economics
Teachers at Mary Castle Elementary have been trained in the Project Approach, and are expected to complete at least two projects each year with their students.
We are looking forward to the projects that will develop throughout this school year