Venture begins with a thought. At the start of the year, students name specific and measurable goals, which allow for personal investment and self-awareness of the learning process. Periodic reflection of these goals instills the growth mindset to persevere and begin to see the small steps that lead to big successes.
Robotics. Tin whistles. Word detectives. Leveled books. Field trips. Interactive math games. Laptops. Through integrated blocks of content, students are guided through core curricular skills and regularly meet with specialist teachers to explore and discover new connections in specific disciplines. With varied hands-on tools, each child actively engages his or her brain, kindling the love of learning.
The classroom community is carefully and thoughtfully crafted so students have a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety. Within this positive and caring environment, students feel comfortable taking risks, collaborating, negotiating, and self-advocating with their peers and teachers.
Through reflection, leadership, and active service, students begin to actively connect with the larger community around them. Whether it’s on the playground or in the neighborhood, they begin to take responsibility that a friendly hand yields long lasting connections.