This program is an inquiry-based, hands on approach to learning, providing students with opportunities to promote the growth of reasoning, creative thinking and inquiry skills. Children are encouraged to discover, create, question, predict and reflect. While learning in the Rouge Valley, students will explore the natural environment. Activities will be based upon the season, "teachable moments" and connecting students to nature.
Science and Technology
- A. demonstrate an awareness of the natural and human-made environment through hands-on investigations, observation, questioning, and sharing of their findings;
- B. conduct simple investigations through free exploration, focused exploration, and guided activity, using inquiry skills (observing, questioning, planning an investigation, carrying out the investigation, and communicating findings);
- C. demonstrate an understanding of and care for the natural world