2023 Kindergarten Project
In the Fall of 2022 Kindergarten teacher, Gina Jacober, was awarded an innovation grant for her proposal for her submission for a grade-wide project for our Kindergarteners to learn more about Tulsa. Project-based learning is a practice that takes a learning-by-doing approach wherein students are active participants in their learning and development. Our students conducted research about our city.
The presentation of learning took place on our campus on April 13th, 2023. Students presented insights about what they learned from the project in one of their first public speaking experiences. After the presentation, students acted as mini-docents and led parents through the visual art exhibit, shared creative writing samples and the STEM projects which came from this process. The children also collaborated with Symon Hajjar and wrote a song called "Living in the 918" which they recorded at the historic Church Studio in March. They performed this song for the first time to the public at the event. The Church Studio recording of "Living in the 918" is now available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Thank you to the whole Kindergarten and ECLC team who made this happen. This project is a wonderful example of hands-on learning and outside-the-box teaching at Monte Cassino. Thank you also to donors who support the Annual Fund and make projects like this possible.