Environmental Studies and The Garden

The Environment is the Third Teacher! – Environmental Studies and the Garden at La Scuola

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The Environment is the Third Teacher! The Reggio Emilia philosophy and approach to learning refers to the environment as a child’s third teacher. The La Scuola environmental studies and garden program provides students with a unique opportunity to be in a natural setting while learning about …

IB-MYP Curriculum

Benefits of the IB Program for Middle Schoolers

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a globally-recognized curriculum that helps students form the skills they need for life.  There are many benefits of the IB program for La Scuola Middle Schoolers. The IB Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge. The IB curriculum, in particular, …

IB MYP Activity

Incorporating Math, Science, Teamwork and Critical Thinking into one IB-MYP Activity Challenge

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IB-MYP Activity Challenge In this exciting IB-MYP (International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program) activity, students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 were tasked with designing, constructing, and testing popsicle stick bridges that could span a specified distance while supporting a minimum of two kilograms. This challenge …