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Exploration Day

December 12, 2017 | Community , Creativity , Grade Level Event

By: Meridian Third Graders Exploration Day is a day where you pick a topic you don’t know much about, and you explore, research and learn all about it! First, we find articles and resources and we gather information. On Exploration Day itself we give a presentation about all that we learned. Some of us create … Continue reading Exploration Day

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Grandparents & Special Friends Day

October 30, 2017 | Academic , All-School Event , Community , Social Emotional Learning

By: Meridian 1st & 4th Grade Buddies Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a day when you celebrate your grandparents and special friends! It’s a chance for them to visit and discover the types of things you get to do at school. It’s extra special because your parents aren’t there that day so you get … Continue reading Grandparents & Special Friends Day

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Place-based Education: Outdoor Explorations

November 17, 2017 | Outdoor Exploration , Overnight Field Trip , Place-based Education , Science , Uncategorized

By: Science Program Coordinator, Kelsey Vollmer & Meridian’s Third, Fourth & Fifth Graders This fall was busy with one of the highlights of Meridian’s Place-Based Program.  Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades all went on overnights in the Pacific Northwest Region to explore and experience the environment around them and make connections to what they have … Continue reading Place-based Education: Outdoor Explorations

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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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Global Citizenship

November 10, 2017 | Community , Equity & Inclusion , Global Studies , Place-based Education , Service Learning , Social Emotional Learning

By: Guest Blogger, Yaneth Vrentas Meridian’s commitment to create an equitable and inclusive culture is both inspiring and engaging. It is present in all aspects of our school from institutional practices to program and community. We strive to reflect this continuous and intentional work in our everyday practice. For this reason, we offer opportunities and … Continue reading Global Citizenship

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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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