Frontiers has developed its own enrichment curriculum based on a "theme per week." Each site will have a different topic weekly -- such as Dr. Seuss, Dinosaurs, Sea Life, Safari, Treasures, Inventions, Mother Nature, Farm Life, and Mysteries. Each afternoon students will participate in a variety of activities --arts and crafts projects, science experiments, games, brainstorming - centered on the weekly theme that incorporates Discovering, Thinking, and Creating.
Weekly themes culminate with Fabulous Friday Fun to complete the unit. Past Friday activities have included: centers. Minute-To-Win-It games, guest speakers, and even making homemade ice cream for Inventions and a petting zoo with Farm Life!
As an extension on our Enrichment, 4th - 6th grade students participate in Explorer Projects. These are open-ended, student-driven projects where the students determine the scope, details, and final product on a given topic or a topic of their own choosing. Some of our recent successes included creating a theme park, making models of a barrier reef, learning how to get a driver's license, designing robots, creating a game show and a new radio station.
Holidays also provided opportunities for special fun with parties, service projects, and making decorations for the Frontiers sites. Activities included decorating staff cars for Trunk or Treat fun and Q-Tip Skeletons at Halloween, creating a Tree of Thanks at Thanksgiving, holding a Mardi Gras parade, and Easter Egg Hunts galore.
A favorite part of Frontiers with both the students and the staff is the "special event" each site presents some time during the year for the parents and invited guests called "Open House." This event gives the site a unique opportunity to showcase the talents of its students and the enrichment portion of Frontiers.
Sites welcome special guests from the community to talk about their careers and areas of interest, including local firefighters, law enforcement officials, first responders, members of the military, local mayors, the K-9 Units, nurses, dentists, and an archaeologist. If you would be interested in telling students more about your career, please notify your Site Coordinator!