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As I have written of earlier here last year, the students at my school each study an individual topic, called units of study. Activities within the units include creative writing like fiction and poetry, along with many kinds of ways of communication of answers found to questions asked. All curriculum areas are covered in order to help students gain expertise in those areas as they also learn about their chosen topic. One large culminating event is called Expo, where each student in the school, from 5 to 14, displays as much of their learning as possible that has happened so far during the year.
After Expo comes a week's winter break, then we all start again, with students sometimes continuing their former topic, but most choosing a new topic. I've created a slide show that shares a small sample of the many products students displayed in February at Expo. Students stay at their displays to "meet and greet" their visitors, answer questions about their learning, and celebrate their awesome accomplishments.
Here's a slideshow with some pictures that offer a glimpse of the excitement at my school-Expo Love!