Trinity School’s curriculum supports eight ideas that form the foundation of our educational program:
- Learn Languages – of culture, art, music, our bodies
- Reason Mathematically
- Know the Past
- Think Scientifically
- Know Yourself
Today I want on an Upper Campus search for “think.”
We want students to think – to delight in thinking to solve problems and to value different perspectives.
I saw “think” everywhere:
Grade 5 students have created a plan for explaining Penny Panic to the elementary classes. Two boys figured out how to hang the poster they’d made so it wouldn’t blow away.
Grade 1 students drew pictures for the front of their science journals – bald eagles, horses, undersea scenes, complicated designs
Grade 4 students considered the next books they will read to compare and contrast.
Grade 3 students found words in a paragraph that indicate sequence. They will use these words in their own writing.
Grade 2 students transitioned to thinking in and about Spanish.
Kindergarteners thought about the patterns each would use in his or her art lesson.
Junior Kindergarteners had left for the day when I made my tour. The self portraits on their classroom window demonstrated the purposeful thinking they had been up to recently. See three examples here: