Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Transportation Matters to Fifth Graders

David Arnold of the Maine Port Authority leads the students across the International Marine Terminal.

Our fifth graders are part of a pilot program to learn about Geography in a real-world context. Students will take a field trip to the International Marine Terminal in Portland to learn how goods make their way around the world. This trip will help students see how living in a port city impacts how we live, work, and play. Check out some recent press coverage to learn more about the program:

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I live in Cape Elizabeth with my husband, two daughters, and our cat Nessie. Our family loves to spend time outdoors together, camping, hiking, and gardening. Another past time of mine is triathlons. I have completed nine triathlons, including one Half Ironman. I loved swimming, biking, and running 70.3 miles! You might also find me cozied up with a good book in my free time. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of grade levels. Fifth grade is my favorite! The kids are capable of so much! I can't say I have a favorite subject to teach, but love getting students to think deeply. I enjoy getting kids to think critically and be creative in all subject areas. I often use simulations and project based learning to do this. Teambuilding and working on social skills in another major goal of mine. Teaching kids to work effectively together and use good communication skills will help prepare them for life after school.