Live, Learn, Lead Fair 2011

On February 15th, 2011, we will be holding our annual school-wide "fair" -- this year called Live, Learn, Lead.  The theme of the Learning Fair is in line with our school wide question, How Can I Make A Difference? This question, through the process of an inquiry approach, allowed students in all grades the opportunity to connect to community.   Inquiry, or problem based learning, is "... a way of challenging students to become deeply involved in a quest for knowledge -- a search for answers to their own questions, not just answers to questions posed by a textbook or a teacher" (John Barell, Problem Based Learning: an inquiry approach 2007).

There were many creative and unique ways students demonstrated their learning in the classrooms at Marion Carson. These included, "How Music Makes a Difference in Our Lives," "Stewards of Marion's Meadow," "To Eat or Not To Eat ... That is the Question," Burning Ideas on Fire Safety," "Building Community," and "Ending Homelessness -- Starts With ...," just to name a few. Talk to your child about what they learned from other students.

It is historically a great event! Students had a lot of fun asking questions and finding answers through a wide variety of tasks and activities. Come join us during our Open House from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday February 15, 2011 and inquire what you can do to connect within your community -- it all starts with asking questions.

Learning Fair 2010

On February 9th and 10th, 2010, we will be holding our annual school-wide "student convention" -- this year called Learning Fair.  The theme of the Learning Fair is Open Learning which is very open ended, and in line with all concepts in the curriculum.  To help guide student acquisition of learning, the event exposes students to a wide varitey of learning, from art to science, computers to PE and even French to music, all offered through fun, hands on activities that promote learning. 

There were many creative and unique sessions offered by all of the staff at Marion Carson, such as "So You Think You Can Type? WORD UP," "Goddess Vogue," "Suspended Slime," "African Drumming" and "Napier's Bones" just to name a few. Talk about professional development for your child.

It is historically a great event! Students have a lot of fun and these sessions really opened up the possibilities for learning a wide variety of concepts.

Math Fair 2009

On February 10th and 11th, 2009, we will be holding our annual school-wide "student convention" called Math Fair.  The theme of the Math Fair is The Life of Math which is in line with many concepts in the math curriculum.  To help guide student acquisition of math, the event exposes students to a wide varitey of math problems and techniques, all offered through fun, hands on activities that promote understanding, as well as diverse and critical thinking skills. 

There are many creative and unique sessions offered by all of the staff at Marion Carson, such as "Rock Opera World Tour 2009," "Round Art with Radial Balance," "Quilt Maker's Gift," and "Mancala for your Mind" just to name a few. Now, don't you wish you were in school now?

It is historically a great event! Students have a lot of fun learning about how math and problem solving is something that we use in our everyday lives.

Writer's Fair 2008

On February 12th and 13th, 2008, we will be holding our annual school-wide "student convention" called Writer’s Fair.  The theme of the Writer’s Fair is Global Citizenship which is in line with many new concepts in the social studies curriculum.  To help guide their writing, an overarching question explored through writing could be:  What can I do to make the world a better place? 

There were many creative and unique sessions offered by all of the staff at Marion Carson. The children will be able to engage in fun activities including writing songs, using technology, expressing themselves through a variety of poetry formats, creating imaginative characters and many projects that infused writing with art.

It is historically a great event! Students have a lot of fun learning about how we can all make the world a better place!