Work in the Eagle classroom involves the transition from concrete to more abstract learning. Reading fluency, refining handwriting, computer keyboarding, math operations, and memorization offer challenge areas for the 6 to 9-year old.
The Great Lessons of the Cosmos are the focus of the Eagle science and culture curriculum. They enjoy their first lessons in astronomy, physics, botany, zoology, physical & social geography, and engage in research projects, independent study, and creative arts. Much emphasis is placed on the study of biomes on the planet earth. Eagles work to perfect the arts of self-government, personal record keeping, and conflict resolution.
The "Wax Museum" offers each student a chance to research, classify life forms, different cultures, or episodes in the history of technology. This major project culminates in mid-October. The Wax Museum is offered to the whole school and family community for their edification.
Aimee Hamilton – Lead Guide
Eagle students are handed the huge responsibility of managing their own personal affairs such as field trip permission slips and fees, catered lunch forms and fees, lunch boxes, clothing needs, and handing in folders of completed work. Your supporting role is important as they take ownership of these tasks and evolve into independent and competent citizens of the world. See NM HANDBOOK for more information on Student Responsibilities, Birthdays & Celebrations, Lunch, etc.