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 2018-2019 school year is Around the World in 180 Days, which focuses on the physical and cultural geography of the seven continents.
  Students will engage in project-based and hands-on learning on topics such as ancient civilizations, holiday traditions, animals, and the Amazon rain forest.  In addition, students will write for the school newspaper, Acton in Action, read multicultural books, 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@actonschool.org.



Class/Students of the Month

posted Feb 14, 2019, 11:00 AM by Adrienne Kohli

Congratulations to the January Class of the Month, 6th grade, and to the Students of the Month, Jordyn Martin and Cassidy Kenyon!  EXPLORE classes and students are awarded each month for exemplifying outstanding work ethic, quality of work, creativity, and/or citizenship.

    

European Holiday Market

posted Jan 18, 2019, 10:00 AM by Adrienne Kohli   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

On December 18, 2018, EXPLORE students hosted a European Holiday Market for the school, where they showcased a holiday tradition that a European country celebrates.  Students first had to research the holiday traditions of a European country of their choice, and then choose what they wanted to present at the Market.  Students decorated trees, made traditional food, dressed as their country's Santa, led festive games, sold handmade ornaments, and more!  Check out the pictures below from the European Holiday Market and view more here.

                 
         6th Grade:  Jaycie and Selene (Hungary)                 8th Grade:  Malcolm and Caspar (Switzerland and Russia)                   5th Grade:  Nina and CJ (Portugal)

                 
            3rd Grade:  Jordyn (France)                                        7th Grade:  Drake and Trenton (Iceland)                       4th Grade:  Jacob and Ryan (Slovakia)

Class/Students of the Month

posted Jan 18, 2019, 9:24 AM by Adrienne Kohli

Congratulations to the December Class of the Month, 5th grade, and to the Students of the Month, Nina Flores and Selene Michaud!  EXPLORE classes and students are awarded each month for exemplifying outstanding work ethic, quality of work, creativity, and/or citizenship.

   

Holiday Card Exchange

posted Nov 14, 2018, 10:18 AM by Adrienne Kohli

Our EXPLORE classes have been partnered with 7 other schools from around the world to participate in a holiday greeting card exchange.  Students wrote and decorated nearly 100 cards that were sent to same-age students in Italy, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Taiwan, and Australia!  In turn, we will receive cards from students in those countries in the coming weeks so that we can learn more about holiday traditions around the world.

         

Aztec Escape Room

posted Nov 14, 2018, 8:04 AM by Adrienne Kohli

As part of our Theme class unit on North America, students learned about the Aztec civilization while using different codes to solve secret messages with a partner.  Everyone was able to decode the messages and find the lock code to escape the room in time to save the Aztec's jade masks!

            
            

Class/Students of the Month

posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:53 AM by Adrienne Kohli

Congratulations to the October Class of the Month, 7th grade, and to the Students of the Month, Mollie Puffer and Sydney Roux!  EXPLORE classes and students are awarded each month for exemplifying outstanding work ethic, quality of work, creativity, and/or citizenship.

   

College Visit

posted Oct 29, 2018, 7:50 AM by Adrienne Kohli

On October 19, 2018, the 7th and 8th grade EXPLORE students went on a college visit to the University of New Hampshire as part of our college and career readiness unit.  They attended an information session, went on a campus tour, and ate lunch in the dining hall!
    

Acton in Action School Newspaper (Fall 2018)

posted Oct 29, 2018, 5:39 AM by Adrienne Kohli

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

Class/Students of the Month

posted Oct 29, 2018, 5:23 AM by Adrienne Kohli

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


2018-2019 EXPLORE Syllabus

posted Aug 22, 2018, 5:59 PM by Adrienne Kohli


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