Seeing the Possibilities Beyond the Classroom
One of the joys of being at a K-12 school is the many opportunities for cross-divisional partnerships -- most recently seen when our 11th grade English students visited Hackley third graders to coach them in the craft of writing!
Third and eleventh grade teachers worked together to plan the partnership, which was something they had long hoped to make happen. Third grade teacher Josh Samuel notes, "I think the third graders and upper schoolers got a lot out of their time together. It was extremely encouraging to see the investment of each upper schooler in the lessons they prepared, the third graders engagement, and the personal connections the students made with each other." All look forard to finding ways to foster this collaboration in a year-long setting for all our students. The third graders hope to be able to visit the Upper School later this spring to share their work! All together, this project represents a wonderful example of collaboration, risk taking, and seeing the possibilities that lie beyond our classrooms.