With the help of classroom teachers, Ms. Nelson and Mrs. Huestis, CCS 3rd & 4th graders are learning about global citizenship. Our core idea is “our words and actions in both our offline and online communities impact our world.” This collaborative effort provides an opportunity to blend curricula, cross-share resources and teaching styles, and support self-directed learning. Students have the opportunity to learn and to contribute to both their offline and online communities. We recently celebrated our new learning with student-led activities. Students chose between art inspired activities like creating a mural, digital activities like creating hashtags and a video, or working in a group to create board games inspired by our core idea. In addition to these workshop-style classes, students have explored our core idea during library classes through literature and other hands-on activities. Ask your 3rd or 4th grader what our core idea means to them!