Monday, April 18, 2016

Canyon School holds Project Day

Toni Lucas

Canyon School held Project Day on Wednesday, April 13. Any student from kindergarten through grade six could choose a topic and make a project based on their interests. There were children who brought in collections they had made, science, math, and social experiments, ones who created game shows, language and music projects, arts and crafts, the list was endless. One of the organizers, Brenda White explained, "We left it open to them, to all areas of learning and it was their choice. This is what we have gotten, a big variety. It was open to their imagination."

White estimated there were roughly 50 projects displayed, some created by individuals, some in small groups of students. "They are all so unique, and personal because it's about the kids and what they really take interest in."

Students, family, and staff all had the opportunity to go from booth to booth and see what the participants were sharing. One social experiment was a poster titled 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'.  A few of the science projects included an liquid density, electromagnetism, and a rock collection, how to grow crystals and one demonstrated how clouds worked. Arts and crafts included painting, drawings, and sewing, there were a few demonstrations of music and sound, and interests and collections had Lego, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and horses.

This day definitely demonstrated the wide variety of interests the children have both inside and outside the school and their keen willingness to share their knowledge.

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