This field study was successful in pushing students to think of nature in a new way and appreciate what it has done well. Students learned how we can be inspired by natural phenomena. They learned how to look to nature to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them creatively.
To kick off their semester-long thematic lens, our 1st-Graders started exploring the different types of food we eat as a way to build background knowledge for studying farming.
In order to understand the steps required to produce high-quality content that inspires viewers, we need to understand the tools and skills used by professional content creators at the highest level. To gain this knowledge specific to cameras, our Film Intensive students are working with Ian Ruhter, a professional artist based in South Lake Tahoe.
For their first semester thematic unit, our 4th-Grade Snow Valley Crew is exploring land ownership, use, and stewardship from various perspectives, and through the lenses of social studies (history & policy), science (erosion, climate change), and language arts (art & writing that champions wilderness).
At the UNR Climate Strike, several of our students were interviewed by Reno news stations for news segments. Check out the segment produced by KTVN Channel 2 News.
In order to help our students investigate ways in which they can act as global citizens and be stewards of the world, our 6-12th-graders recently attended a Global Climate Strike in Reno, at UNR on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Our 3rd-grade crew is currently looking at water quality and various factors that influence it. In these first few weeks of school, students have begun their study of water by learning about the water cycle, studying the concept of one “global well”, and looking at threats to our freshwater resources.
For this fieldwork experience, the Pre-K kiddos kicked things off with some team building activities in the park. After that, the students passed out flyers inviting the seniors to a day of Fall Solstice arts and craft making. They spent the rest of the day spending time with their new friends by going on walks and eating lunch together. What a wonderful way to connect the two communities. Great work Anne, Stephanie, and Regine!
Students have the power to solve real-world problems here and now, so that’s what we do at TEA. And along the way, we integrate national standards into the work being done by our students. So what are they taking on this year? Here’s a quick description of a few each of our grades will be taking on.
Each year before school officially begins, we create an opportunity for our students, parents, teachers, and staff to find their bearings on campus while building community culture.
Through their Passage Presentations, our 12th-graders are challenged to prove to themselves and the CommuniTEA that they are ready for life after TEA.