EXPLORE

Welcome to EXPLORE with Mrs. Kohli!  EXPLORE is a pull-out program for identified gifted and talented students in 3rd-8th grade.  The class is structured around a yearly theme, and the theme for the 2017-2018 school year is Medieval Times/Renaissance.  Students will engage in project-based learning on topics such as Medieval myths/legends, castles, warfare and weaponry, feudal society, languages, and art/artists.  In addition, students will write for the school newspaper, Acton in Action, read and write historical fiction, engage in hands-on science investigations, and practice math skills in real-world contexts.       

Please contact Mrs. Kohli with any comments, questions, or concerns at (207) 636-2100 x111 or akohli@acton.k12.me.us.




Class/Students of the Month (November)

posted Dec 20, 2017, 7:23 AM by Adrienne Kohli

Congratulations to the November Class of the Month, 7th grade, and to the Students of the Month, Cassidy Kenyon and Kaylee Cole!  EXPLORE classes and students are awarded each month for exemplifying outstanding work ethic, quality of work, creativity, and/or citizenship.

   

King Arthur Games

posted Dec 19, 2017, 5:00 AM by Adrienne Kohli

The 7th and 8th grade EXPLORE students just finished a unit on the legends of King Arthur, where their culminating project was to create an original game based on the legendary tales.  Students displayed their creativity by making traditional board games, a maze, and a choose-your-own-adventure game.
      

Hour of Code

posted Dec 11, 2017, 10:35 AM by Adrienne Kohli

During Computer Science Education Week December 4-8, students in the EXPLORE - STEM class used computer coding to create holiday emojis.  They could customize the character, face, clothing, accessories, and phrase all with coding.  Now the emojis are proudly displayed in the hallway to spread some holiday cheer to the students and staff at AES!
    

Book Lists for Advanced Readers

posted Nov 14, 2017, 12:45 PM by Adrienne Kohli   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 12:46 PM ]

Attention parents!  Help your advanced reader find a great book that's on their level by checking out these lists of age-appropriate, yet challenging books for students in grades 3-5 who are reading above grade level.  For more book lists, go to the Children's Book Council.

Class/Students of the Month (October)

posted Nov 14, 2017, 12:37 PM by Adrienne Kohli

Congratulations to the October Class of the Month, 8th grade, and to the Students of the Month, Ryan Robichaud and Ryleigh Ham!  EXPLORE classes and students are awarded each month for exemplifying outstanding work ethic, quality of work, creativity, and/or citizenship.


Harvard College Visit

posted Nov 7, 2017, 7:55 AM by Adrienne Kohli

On November 6th, the 8th grade EXPLORE students traveled to Harvard University for a college visit.  They attended an information session, went on a campus tour, and ate lunch in Harvard Square.  This college visit is part of our college exploration unit where students had to choose a college that they may be interested in attending in the future and learn about its admissions process, tuition, programs of study, residential life, and student activities.  

    

Acton in Action School Newspaper (Fall 2017)

posted Oct 23, 2017, 10:20 AM by Adrienne Kohli

View the latest issue of Acton's student-created school newspaper that is written, edited, and published by EXPLORE students!

Coats of Arms

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:54 AM by Adrienne Kohli

As an introductory activity to the new school year, all EXPLORE students created a personal coat of arms as a way of introducing themselves to the class.  They included pictures, symbols, and colors that represented themselves in some way and presented their coat of arms to the class so we could learn more about one another.
         
      

Class/Students of the Month (September)

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:16 AM by Adrienne Kohli

Congratulations to the September Class of the Month, 5th grade, and to the Students of the Month, Josh Landry and Riley McKenney!  EXPLORE classes and students are awarded each month for exemplifying outstanding work ethic, quality of work, creativity, and/or citizenship.

   

Welcome to Kohli Castle!

posted Sep 16, 2017, 9:53 AM by Adrienne Kohli

Students will begin the year creating a personal Coat of Arms that will hang outside Kohli Castle this year.  We will learn about heraldry and what the symbols, colors, and patterns mean on coats of arms and why knights carried them during the Medieval Times.

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