Since 2014, the Gill St. Bernard’s Lower School has celebrated living habitats around the world during our annual biome project. This year, the assignment was the same, but the focus was much closer to home: the GSB campus. Students took advantage of our beautiful 208 pastoral acres, including the Home Winds Farm, and explored the animals and environments found immediately outside our classroom doors.
Each grade took a specific biome theme and researched their topic using skills from all their related arts classes (science, art, Spanish, music, library, and PE). The trimester-long study culminated in an interactive museum which was painstakingly installed along every inch of the first through third grade hallway. Students took turns “visiting” the museum to learn more about their fellow GSB students’ projects by searching QR codes, reading pamphlets, and enjoying art displays.
This year, the various biome themes were broken down as follows:
Early Childhood: plants and animals of the garden and farm
First Graders: all the different species of birds
Second Graders: each had their own unique butterfly
Third Graders: explored the pond
Fourth Graders: focused on the forest animals
Congratulations, Lower School, on another fantastic exploration into the world around us! To learn more about the biomes explored and the students’ dynamic displays, please see our photo gallery below.