MS Students Kickoff the Year by Building Community
Trip to the Grounds for Sculpture
Fun Trip to Build Community
Maria Montessori called on all Secondary teachers to take students out into
the world and to begin their year by building community.
Middle School students visited the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, providing the students the opportunity to get to know each other and enjoy some team-building and bonding while exploring the 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum!
The students participated in two hands-on workshops. One was about looking at things differently, using 10 random objects and a Polaroid camera the students had to go around the park and take pictures of sculptures that remind them the objects. In the second workshop, groups built a “found object” sculpture. They learn about found object art, and used their creativity to repurpose a variety of materials into a one-of-a-kind sculpture.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.