From neuroscience in Grade 4, the landscape of Georgia 230 Million years ago in Grade 2, and optimizing Santa’s sleigh for inclement weather in Kindergarten, the Lower School has been buzzing with student wonders and rich conversations with MVXperts.
Last week Santa traveled from the North Pole to help Kindergarten students with their weather-resistant sleigh designs. Student wonders included:
- “Do you need a windshield?” and
- “Is Rudolf’s nose bright enough in heavy snow and rain?”
Students discovered that Christmas Magic powers Santa’s sleigh, the present sack is in direct contact with the North Pole, Rudolf’s nose is so bright that it helps Santa see through snow, rain, and fog, and that Santa chooses three lucky elves every Christmas to delivery presents with him. With this knowledge, students could iterate their design to incorporate every one of Santa’s likes, wishes, and wonders. We are so grateful for Santa’s visit, as this age-appropriate project-based learning unit helps to build the design thinking muscles among our littlest learners. Make sure to keep an out for Santa’s new sleigh designed by Mount Vernon Kindergarten students this Christmas Eve.
The MVXpert program is designed to equip this generation of students with the skills needed to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. Whether you are a business or civic leader, c-suite executive, entrepreneur, service provider, and/or have experience in a specific industry, field, or hobby, we want to connect you with students. The Mount Vernon community of parents, grandparents, and alumni is uniquely positioned to provide authentic real-world input and feedback to our students by sharing their experiences and expertise. Sign up to engage with students as an MVXpert or to learn more about the program.