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.

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

Biomedical Engineering - Public Service Announcements

posted Jun 6, 2018, 9:45 AM by Adrienne Kohli

As part of our unit on biomedical engineering, EXPLORE students had to create either a commercial or poster public service announcement (PSA) to communicate with the public about the viral outbreak they were trying to stop from becoming a global pandemic.  COMMUNICATE is the final step in the Engineering Design Process that students used to solve the problem.  Check out the PSA commercials here!


posted Apr 30, 2018, 7:57 AM by Adrienne Kohli

All EXPLORE students had the opportunity to learn and practice archery in the gym last week as part of our Medieval Times theme this year.  Thank you to Mr. Brazier for teaching students this fun sport! 


Medieval Castles (3rd, 6th, 8th Grade)

posted Apr 30, 2018, 7:46 AM by Adrienne Kohli

EXPLORE students just completed designing and building their own Medieval castle, incorporating traditional castle parts into their design.  They discussed parts of a castle at the April 13th assembly and had a castle showcase the week of April 23-27 where the school was able to view all the castles and vote for their favorite one.

    Cassidy K. (left) and Kaylee L. (right) - 3rd grade             Jackson F., Jacob G., Emma B. (left) - 3rd grade             Emma L. and Riley M. - 6th grade
                                                                                                      Ryan C. and Lilly H. (right) - 3rd grade
   Trenton R. and Drake W. - 6th grade                                Aidan Witt - 8th grade                                    Adia H., Ryleigh H., and Kaylee C. - 8th grade
                    Ryan Robichaud - 8th grade                                      Celia Perks - 8th grade                                       Jocelyn Charron - 8th grade
            Caleb Cole - 8th grade

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