Today we catch up with three schools doing big things!
Escondido Adventist Academy
Scientific Method with Gum
“No chewing gum in class!” We remember those words from our days in school.
Teacher-promoted gum chewing in the school building is not something you typically hear about at EAA. However, when it is in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, the "No gum in the building" rule can be set aside—for a specific purpose. The freshmen, under the guidance of Mrs. Vindel, used gum to learn about the scientific method by determining which gum blows the best bubbles. The gum was deposited in the trash before leaving the science classroom. Of course.
Friendship Building and Supportive Activities in the 4-5 Classroom
The students in grades 4 and 5 took part in a mindset activity during the first week of school that encouraged them to realize that struggling is totally normal, especially in new situations. Trying makes all the difference! Sometimes, it takes working with classmates to achieve a task. The students used cut paper to discover that, when they worked together, they were able to get the pieces of paper to stand—which they could not do if they tried to do it alone.
Orangewood Adventist Academy
I’m not afraid.
I’m not discouraged.
I choose faith.
I choose courage.
This is Orangewood Academy’s new theme for this school year. Thanks to a blessed high school retreat led by Pastor Rico Ruiz, students experienced a powerful few days of spiritual upliftment.
Miramonte Christian School
California Coastal Clean-Up Day
A group of staff members and families from Miramonte Christian School participated in the annual California Clean-Up Day activities. The 14 volunteers collected 387 items of trash from San Francisquito Creek in Menlo Park. This particular clean-up was coordinated by the City of Menlo Park and Grassroots Ecology. It was a great opportunity to help out the community as well as enjoy the beauty of nature.