Head of School’s Letter

ASM’s Community Garden Comes To Life!

Posted by Joanna on February 2, 2017

Think spring! Our 6th, 7th and 8th year students are planning ASM’s community garden, which is the focus of their next-level collaborative project. Enthusiasm for the garden has been the inspiration for a year-long endeavor that will culminate in a larger and redesigned garden for ASM. The garden was revitalized last year and our community enjoyed a healthy crop of tomatoes and cucumbers!

This earth-friendly project incorporates many disciplines as students create their redesigned garden space. Working with a team of teachers, students are using vivid imagery to “paint a picture” of their proposal with their words, proportional reasoning to create a scaled-down, 3-dimensional model of their vision and art to create a mural that depicts photosynthesis on the garden fence.

Over the past few weeks, I have been highlighting our next-level projects which are an exciting and meaningful component of our academic curriculum. Whether working with microscopes, engineering tornado-proof structures or designing a new garden, our next-level projects have been thoughtfully designed. The Montessori model naturally provides for students to move comfortably from grade-to-grade and level-to-level, enabling them to be successful in taking their next step.

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