From left, parents Eileen and Drew Vandervelde ask questions regarding their daughter, Alex’s, community box project.
From left, parents Eileen and Drew Vandervelde ask questions regarding their daughter, Alex’s, community box project.

   With beaming smiles, parents’ eyes shined with pride for their kids as the children presented their projects and the topics they learned at Journey Charter School’s Gallery Walk.

   Last week Thursday, kindergarten through second-grade students exhibited the projects they completed using the Buck Institute for Educations’s project-based learning model.

   For their project titled “Over in the Ocean,” kindergartners performed a song with motions and displayed their drawings of animals and sea critters.

   First-graders surveyed their families about the businesses and services they use in their community. With the help of Catalyst eighth-graders, they created boxes displaying drawings of those business for their project “My Community ... Join Me.”

   Second-graders in “Around the World in a Day” gave slideshow presentations about their chosen country, listing facts about its culture and people. After the presentations, parents and youngster enjoyed cookies the students made based on a recipe from their country.

   See more photos in the March 7, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.