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Horizons Year Three: Final Day

Accompanied by their teachers and their Saint David's alum counselors, Horizons' rising first grade class came to visit my office this morning to express their gratitude for a great summer.  They were so excited.

It's been a busy summer at Horizons.  A highlight in the rising second and third grade program has been the strong STEAM push.  In second grade the students studied insects.  They read about and researched different types.  Using what they had learned about the anatomy of insects, the boys then created their own in art class.  Rising second grade boys also learned computer programming skills, programming Bee Bot robots to navigate a grid. 

In the third grade, the STEAM theme was space.  Rising third grade boys studied the characteristics of different planets and used this knowledge to paint murals of the solar system in art class.  During their STEAM class, the boys designed and constructed rockets with an eye to maximizing speed, distance, and accuracy.  

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