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Food for Thought 6th grade explorers checked out the rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. ... Read More>>

6th Grade Exploration: Food for Thought

Welcome to another fantastic year of Exploration.  Your child's first unit is Food for Thought.  Below you will find a copy of the Curriculum Letter and the E and F day 6th Grade Exploration calendars.  (These also should have come home to you in your child's backpack.) As always we need ... Read More>>

8th Grade Exploration: Inventions for a Better World

8th Grade Families:  Welcome to another fantastic year of Exploration.  Your child's first unit is Inventions for a Better World.  Below you will find a copy of the Curriculum Letter and the A and B day 8th Grade Exploration calendars.  (These also should have come home to you in your child's ... Read More>>

7th Grade Exploration

7th Grade Families:  Welcome to another fantastic year of Exploration.  Your child's first unit is Engineering and Responsible Urban Development.  Below you will find a copy of the Curriculum Letter and the C and D day 7th Grade Exploration calendars.  (These also should have come home to you in ... Read More>>

THANK YOU parent chaperones and parent experts and consultants!

Thank you parents, grandparents, and friends who volunteered this year as chaperones, educators, and expert consultants for our Exploration Field Trips and in class learning experiences!  We love your participation and this program would not be the same without you! Because of you we were able to ... Read More>>

6th Grade Water Stewardship Exploration Update

Take a look at the updated 6th grade Exploration Calendars for the remainder of the year.  Most of the changes are reflected on the E Day Calendar due to the cancellation of the Sloop Clearwater Trip.  Please note:  We were unable to reschedule the sailing trip, but have scheduled in its place ... Read More>>

Bamboo Trellis Project

These are the bamboo trellises that our eighth-grade service learning group created. They will go into the boxes that they built for our six graders to grow vegetables. They used the ancient Japanese lashing method to connect the bamboo.   ... Read More>>

Thanks for your GENEROSITY!

 Thanks to those of you who have given so generously to our 8th Grade Exploration Service Learning Donation Page.  WOW!  What a response we have had -- over $1400 has been given for projects like lunches for CHIPS Soup Kitchen, Take a Bite Out of Hunger Food Drive Campaign, Newborn Necessities ... Read More>>

8th Grade Service Learning Donation Page

For their final Exploration unit, MS 447 8th graders participate in a service learning unit. As a culmination of the many project-based, socially conscious units that students experience during Exploration, students spend the end of their middle school career learning about and giving back to the ... Read More>>

7th Grade Exploration Unit 3: Art for Social Change

 Congratulations 7th grade students for completing your Unit 2 Forensics and Justice unit with thoughtful, beautiful, and socially conscious work!  Job well done.  The final 7th grade unit this year is Art for Social Change.  This will be a mini-5 week unit.  Please use the following links to access ... Read More>>