"We are so proud of our 4th grade students at Conant for their hard work and what they accomplished through their PYP learning experiences," says Kelly Hall, fourth grade teacher. Students personally reflected on global issues to find their passion and collaborated with their team to determine a plan of action that would make a difference in the world.
Conant Elementary School
As an IB Primary Years Programme school, Conant Elementary "focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside." Our students participate in project-based learning that reflects the PYP philosophy of an integrated curriculum and incorporates 21st Century skills, global-mindedness, and the Common Core State Standards. We utilize inquiry-based instructional practices that build on children's natural curiosity and encourage students to use critical thinking skills, reflect on their learning and compassionately develop solutions for real-world problems.
Conant School Mission
To foster inquiry and innovation while preparing active citizens to participate in a global community.
Each first grader picked an animal to research and present about. We checked out books from the library to help us prepare. My favorite part was making a movie presentation about the bald eagle to show our families," says Micah Schwartz.
As a member of the Bloomfield Hills Schools community, we would like to invite those who have not already participated to to attend the Institute for Healing Racism on August 9 and 10, 2018. The days will run from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Follow the links below to register for a session. Attendance at both days is mandatory.
Questions? Contact Bill Boyle, Equity Programs Coordinator, at BBoyle@bloomfield.org.
Elementary students reflect on their learning experiences while participating in student gardens:
"We planted squash. We used measuring sticks so the plants wouldn't touch each other or break each other. I've never had squash. I want to try it when I am in second grade!" -Kiera Dillon, first grader
"Cleaning out the garden of all the weeds takes a lot of time and patience. It is fun to see the plants grow and turn into food. Just look at this beautiful lettuce! I want to eat it because we grew it ourselves. I am not saying that to my mom though."- Ashley Fish, first grader.
"I told my mom that I'm happy we do not live in the pioneer days, it's a lot of work!", exclaimed third grader Stella Glorio. Students visited the Johnson Nature Center to partake in hands-on activities and learn about Michigan history. "We cut our own wood, make candles, and bake cookies in the wood burning stove," continues Glorio. "It was cozy in the log cabin and tapping the maple trees for syrup was pretty cool too. I love visiting the Nature Center! It is a lot more fun than just learning it in books."
4100 West Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Nicholas Russo, Principal
Julie Mardis, Secretary
Sheryl Stone, IB PYP Coordinator
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|Half Days||Dismissal at 12:20 p.m.|
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|Office||8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|