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Young Designers’ Conference

March 31, 2017 | Academic , All-School Event , Art , Community , Creativity , Science

By Meridian Students (representing all grade levels!) Young Designers’ Conference was a day filled with “maker” activities. It started off with an all-school presentation by a keynote speaker, and they we go to attend two different workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Everything looked really interesting. There were science classes, technology … Continue reading Young Designers’ Conference

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Community Connections

February 17, 2017 | Academic , Community , Grade Level Event , Service Learning

Third graders study our local economy and neighborhood businesses. As they learn about the basics of economics, students do an in depth study of a local business in Wallingford. As a part of this study, students are required to interview business owners.  They then become business owners for a day, managing a budget and creating … Continue reading Community Connections

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Experimenting in the Science Lab!

March 17, 2017 | Community , Outdoor Exploration , Place-based Education , Science

By Meridian 4th Graders The science room is an actual lab  that we all get to visit every week. There is a lot of space. It helps that we can see the projects that other classes are doing, instead of just seeing your own experiments. It’s really cool to see what everyone is working on. … Continue reading Experimenting in the Science Lab!

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4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert

February 10, 2017 | Community , Grade Level Event , Music , Specialist Classes

By Meridian 4th & 5th Graders We had a lot of emotions about the chorus performance! We felt nervous, scared, dizzy, excited, relieved, and more during and after the performance. It was a lot of work! Even though we got nervous (which is totally normal!), we still had a lot of fun. We performed two … Continue reading 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert

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How Māui Brought Fire to the World

March 3, 2017 | Community , Dramatic Arts

By: Meridian 4th Graders Our next drama performance (Wednesday, March 8) is “How Māui Brought Fire to the World.” The main character is Māui and he has a group of friends. They all want to know where fire comes from, so they put out all of the fires in their village to force the adults … Continue reading How Māui Brought Fire to the World

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Learning Through Art

February 3, 2017 | Art , Creativity , Specialist Classes

Creative juices are flowing in Meridian’s new Art classroom! Guided by our wonderful Art Specialist, Ms. Marika, students are engaged in a variety of projects, exploring different mediums and making connections between Art, Science, Spanish, Global Studies and more. See a list of current projects below, and learn why our 1st graders think the Art room … Continue reading Learning Through Art

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