Orchard Families Participate in International Night
5th Graders Explore Lessor's Quarry
3rd Annual Orchard Fun Run!
Orchard 5th Graders Study Geology Experientially
Students Learn about Energy with VEEP
This September, 5th grade students at Orchard School started the year off with some hands-on learning about energy with VEEP (Vermont Energy Education Program). The mission of VEEP " is to build a deep understanding of energy through education, encouraging choices that result in sustainability in our communities, economy and environment." Their programs serves K–12 students, teachers, and school communities in Vermont and New Hampshire.
According to the organization, "We take a hands-on, minds-on approach to education. Our programming puts scientific materials and engineering equipment in students’ hands so that they can make predictions, test their assumptions, and make claims from evidence. Our approach is consistent with the kind of education John Dewey had in mind when he wrote, “We learn by doing, but only if we reflect on what we have done.”