Wakefield Forest ES Rolls Out New Electives

School News
October 03, 2017

students enjoying elective classFor nearly 20 years, Wakefield Forest Elementary has offered a unique elective program for students and this year, the program is introducing several new classes. Over the course of the school year, all fifth and sixth grade students spend the last hour of every Friday in four 7-week classes of their choosing. In Animal Enthusiaists, young zoologists research the animal of their choice and create an artifact that represents it. Mystery lovers have fun in An Unsolved Mystery from History; they will read “The Mary Celeste” by Jane Yolen, and through the examination of primary source newspaper articles and video clips, will try to solve the greatest maritime mystery of all time. Next spring, young gardeners in Digging in the Dirt will prepare the Wakefield Forest gardens for planting while learning how to grow plants from seeds. In Breakout Boxes, players will work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. In keeping with The Positivity Project focus at Wakefield Forest, students in #Other People Matter will learn the value of service in our community and develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills as they plan and realize projects of their choice. Other courses include Career Explorers, Chorus, Cursive Writing, Digital Photography and Videography, Engineering, Howling Wolf Workout, Introduction to Go, Junior Librarians, Mindful Movies, Musical Theater Boot Camp, Not Your Average Math, Scratch programming, Spanish, and Yearbook. Contact Amy Rapuano at alrapuano@fcps.edu.