Sagemont fifth graders synthesized all of the information that they had learned about planets and their properties by creating their own innovative planetary replica. The students created visual displays that detailed the land forms from topography to points of interest. Each student made a tri-fold brochure using Microsoft Publisher software that explained all of the important details about their planet. In addition, each student wrote their own “constitution”
The fourth grade “Space Exploration Timeline” traveled the whole length of the back wall. The timeline included detailed models and dioramas of important space travel discoveries and written historical entries.
Third graders showed off their knowledge of the process of writing a research paper from note cards to typed final product. Their research topic was constellations. The 1st graders displayed interpretive clay models of planets and the 2nd grade presented papier mache solar systems. Halle Troadec, a 1st grade student said, “I liked creating my planet because I like art and I like getting my hands dirty.”
Sagemont kindergarteners explored the topic of “How to take care of the Earth.” They created their own original bound books. The pre-school classes got very creative with their space exploration project. The youngest students displayed rocket replicas made of recycled paper goods. Each rocket included a photo of its owner wearing a real space travel suit.
The 3rd grade Spanish class built their own “Habitat Lunar,” or space habitat. This project was large enough for a student to sit in. A detailed set of directions was presented on a large board. The instructions to build the habitat were completely in Spanish…of course!
Parents and children alike had the opportunity to enjoy these projects on display. Everyone had fun learning about space…our final frontier.
The Sagemont School offers a college prep curriculum and operates two campuses in Weston, Fl. In Pre-K through Grade 5, The Sagemont School offers core concepts in a creative environment combined with weekly specials that include science, art, music, Spanish, swimming, PE and media and technology. From middle school through graduation, Sagemont students choose from a variety of regular, honors and AP course work. In addition, students share in a networked wireless laptop community and participate in a comprehensive guidance program for college entrance. Visit The Sagemont School Web site at http://www.sagemont.com/
For more information on The Sagemont School contact Dr. Brent Goldman, President at (954) 389-2454 ext, 305, or email to email@example.com.
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The Sagemont School operates two campuses in Weston. The Lower School Campus
serves students in PreK3- Grade 5; the Upper School Campus serves Grade 6 through