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.


Earlier this week, GEMS PreK-2 students enjoyed an award-winning marionette show presented by visiting Puppetkabob artist and GEMS alumni, Sarah Frechette.



“The Snowflake Man” tells the story of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley who was a self-educated farmer and scientist.


He became world-famous in 1885 when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal.


Students engaged in this exciting learning experience that combined art, science, and American history.




The show was a success and a favorite among these young learners!

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