Exploring Our Passions: Grade 1 AMPed
Posted 02/28/2018 09:28AM

What's funner than recess? Grade 1 AMPed! Grade 1 has recently launched our AMPed (Autonomy, Mastery, Purposed education) program. Under the guidance of grade 1 teachers, teaching assistants, other elementary SIS staff, and parents, students have an opportunity to explore their interest and curiosity with a small group of their peers. Through guided inquiry, they are tackling STEAM challenges, crafting with items from nature, creating paper to write books, developing their skills as a chef, mastering the art of mixing music, honing their engineering skills with legos, solving problems as nature detectives, and even growing as leaders through job shadowing of SIS staff. Grade 1 will share their AMPed journey with the community at the end of the year. You can follow their AMPed adventures on twitter through the hashtag #funnerthanrecess.

Ria Hennigar | Grade 1 Teacher

Making paper for their books.

Testing his model in the STEAM challenge.

Reflecting on our experiences.

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