A lot of schools have removed geography from their curriculum - not so, Phoenix Rising. Ms. Megan's third and fourth graders have had great fun looking into the adventures of world explorers. We worked on maps in the art room, and it was fun to see the kids' faces when suddenly they came to understand that maps are made only after wild journeys in unknown places. Their studies have been heartily reinforced with presenting their own jolly little handmade puppets . . . Marco Polo, Earnest Shackleton, Amelia Earhart . . . brought back to life by wide-eyed curiosity and enthusiasm.
Can you believe they made their clay busts in less than two hours? Hooray for kids at
The Phoenix Rising School!