Hands-On Learning Keeps Students Busy in Summer


Summertime learning mixed a bit of fun into lessons at Deauville Gardens East. With a focus on STEM, project-based learning allowed elementary students to engage in hands-on activities ranging from computer classes to science lessons and art and music, both inside and outside the classroom.

For example, students learned about spiders as they kept one in their classrooms and monitored its activities. At the end of the summer, the students released the spiders into the wild.

Second-graders took time out of their busy summer schedules to plant and care for a vegetable garden. At the end of the summer, the students made homemade salsa about of their garden vegetables.

Fourth-graders in the summer program learned about the properties of wind, testing propellers, Frisbees and kites outdoors during different experiments. Fourth- and fifth-graders tested balloon and water rockets after learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion.