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Field Trips Enhance Learning Experiences in the Lower School


Field Trips Enhance Learning Experiences in the Lower School

The month of March has been a busy one for out-of-classroom experiences for Lower School students. Two examples of many this month include the Grade 4 field trip to the GALA Hispanic theater and Kindergarten’s excursion to the KID Museum. These excursions highlight the Day School’s commitment to enriching learning through building students’ life experiences beyond the classroom. 

A National Center for Latino Performing Arts, the GALA Hispanic Theater promotes and shares Latino arts and cultures with a diverse audience that speaks to communities today and preserves the richness of Hispanic heritage for generations. Quixote y Sancho Panza, Nuevas Andanzas/Quixote (Sancho Panza, New Adventures) follows the misadventures of the gentleman from La Mancha and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, in this bilingual English/Spanish performance. Coordinated by Lower School Spanish teacher Kim Mazzarella, Grade 4 students enjoyed viewing this production brimming with music, laughter, daring rescues, unconventional challenges, and hilariously mistaken identities. 

Kindergarten students traveled to the KID Museum in Bethesda earlier this month in coordination with their theme study on inventions. Integrating STEM, design, social responsibility, and social-emotional learning, students had the chance to design, develop, prototype, and troubleshoot their ideas. Students gained experience with innovation, problem-solving, and collaboration throughout this innovative process. It was a wonderful morning for students, full of learning, exploration, and growth!

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