“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” Dr. Montessori
This spring our Upper Elementary students became inspired to engage in extensive research on Native Peoples. They studied cultures from all regions of our country and looked closely at some of the great leaders, past, and present. Lower Elementary students conducted spring research endeavors on topics ranging from planets to astrophysicists, dinosaurs to early humans.
The culmination of student work was presented at student-hosted Research Fairs, where peers from other classes, parents, and staff were invited to peruse the art, read reports, and ask questions. When students were asked simple questions like, “What inspired you to this topic or this work . . .” the replies were articulate and informed. Guests were likewise inspired!
At Jarrow, students are guided by their desires to ask big questions and go deeply into the answers they discover. We offer thanks to the students for our Spring research fairs, the to their teachers for support and inspiration and to Tania Henderson, our art specialist, who helped who worked in creative partnership with each class.