6th Grade Community Day

On Wednesday, March 12th, sixth grade students had a special schedule to celebrate a Community Day. The purpose of the sixth grade community day was to:

  1. Introduce students to Design Thinking (or the idea that listening empathetically and being “recklessly” creative is essential to addressing any problem)

  2. Surface and filter needs/problems that students are facing

  3. Learn that change can occur in our immediate, daily interactions

By the end of the day, students went around examining and filtering the problems that the various advisories had identified. Students looked through their problems with three primary questions in mind.

  1. Is there something here that we can solve?

  2. Are these improvements for an individual or for the whole community?

  3. Is the problem too big, too small, or just right?

Students ended the day with a Town Hall-style meeting addressing the following questions:

  • What does it mean to serve and help others?

  • How do we make AES a better place?

    • What’s one thing we love about AES?

    • What’s one thing we could improve about AES?

Check out these great photos of their Community Day:

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