Target 1 – Student-Centered Learning. FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Step –  Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

Indicator of Success –  Students and staff will apply existing knowledge to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.


All first graders at BFA have been busy learning about penguins over the past month. This engaging interdisciplinary unit has allowed our students to become experts about penguins.



Students began this unit by participating in a virtual field trip to San Diego Zoo where they interacted with staff, witnessed live penguins, and asked questions.

penguins06In addition, students have been researching all types of penguins including Little Blue, King, Emperor, Rock Hopper, Gentoo, and Chin Strap to name a few.  They have compared different types of penguins and their habitat, height, weight, unique features, predators and prey.


Students culminated their learning by creating a life-size penguin and an informational book about their penguin.


Want to learn more? Check out these fun facts about penguins.

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