Grade 5 Explorers Fair
This week, the Grade 5 students participated in Gillispie’s annual Explorers Fair.
Each student researched an explorer from the Age of Exploration and became that explorer for a presentation for families, teachers, and fellow students.
The students shared letters they’d written to gain funding for their expeditions, quill pens they made to write the letters, maps of their proposed routes, and technological innovations that helped navigators of the era.
Students entertained their audience as they informed them by dressing and speaking as if they were the explorers. Parents, teachers, and students all commented on how much fun was had by all!
About Gillispie School: We are an independent toddler through Grade 6 school in La Jolla, CA. We believe that learning is a journey in which children are active participants. Our students partner with teachers to further their academic, creative, and social growth, and we balance a child-centered approach that does not rush childhood with well-researched academic programs that demand higher-level thinking. Click here to learn more about our school.