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Being Buddies

October 13, 2017 | Community , Outdoor Exploration , Place-based Education , Service Learning , Social Emotional Learning

By: Meridian Second & Fifth Grade Buddies Having buddies at Meridian is awesome! It gives younger students a role model to spend their first years at school with, and gives older students a chance to practice setting a good example. Particularly with fifth and second grade buddies, because the fifth graders get to spend their … Continue reading Being Buddies

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NatureBridge Overnight Trip

June 7, 2017 | Academic , Community , Grade Level Event , Outdoor Exploration , Overnight Field Trip , Place-based Education , Science

By Meridian 5th Graders NatureBridge is a field trip that all of the fifth graders go on at the end of the year. It’s an environmental science camp, and we were there for a whole school week! We went on lots of hikes and we went kayaking on Lake Crescent. We learned  about  forests, watersheds, … Continue reading NatureBridge Overnight Trip

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Our Hopes and Dreams

September 22, 2017 | Community , Uncategorized

By: Meridian Kindergarten and Third Graders As we embark on a new school year, all of our students spent time discussing their hopes and dreams for the year! As Kindergarteners, we’re excited about reading and writing. We have seen our older siblings doing it and it seems like something that’s really important. We have read … Continue reading Our Hopes and Dreams

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Spotlight on Service Learning

June 2, 2017 | Academic , All-School Event , Community , Grade Level Event , Place-based Education , Service Learning

What is Service Learning?  Service Learning is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates community service with classroom learning. It results in meaningful projects where students’ efforts benefit their community while they gain experience in civic responsibility and teamwork, and deepen their knowledge of core curricular themes. Each year, grade levels partner with a … Continue reading Spotlight on Service Learning

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Summer Professional Development

June 16, 2017 | Academic , Community , Place-based Education , Professional Development , Social Emotional Learning

As our students head off on their summer adventures, our teachers prepare for a few weeks of relaxation, travel, quality time spent with friends and family, and continued learning! Every year, Meridian staff and faculty members participate in a myriad of professional development workshops.  We know that providing our teachers with opportunities to further explore … Continue reading Summer Professional Development

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First Grade Overnight at the Woodland Park Zoo

May 25, 2017 | Academic , Community , Global Studies , Grade Level Event , Overnight Field Trip , Place-based Education , Science , Uncategorized

First grade once again had a blast with our annual “First Grade Overnight at Woodland Park Zoo!” As always, one of the major highlights for our first graders was getting a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo both after it’s closed in the evening and again in the morning before it opens to the public. Not … Continue reading First Grade Overnight at the Woodland Park Zoo

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