Another way students buidl thier independence is throught the experience of overnight field trips. First, students will venture into the Malibu Mountains in late winter to take part in Nature Bridge. This is a two-night, three-day experience where students improve team-building skills with a focus on environmental science. Later, in early spring, the 4th Graders take a flight to our state’s capital for a one-night stay. The Sacramento trip enhances the California history program thanks to the visits to the capitol building, Sutter’s Fort, Old Town Sacramento, and Coloma. In Coloma the young “miners” pan for gold.
The public speaking program continues as 4th Graders deliver bi-weekly current events. The students are also excited to serve as ambassadors to the school by becoming tour guides for prospective parents. By the end of their 4th Grade year, they are comfortable showcasing their school to adults they have just met!