At Rainbow Steps, students don't just talk about a subject like migration, we live it!
We raise our own Monarchs so that children are able to see each caterpillar eat lots of milk weed, form its chrysalis, undergo metamorphosis, and finally open up into a beautiful Monarch.
The very first Thanksgiving nearly 400 years ago was celebrated by only 50 people of several faiths and nationalities.
Our school celebration has a bit of dress up, a few samples of good food, and a lot of sharing between costumed Indians and Pilgrims.
While we enjoy the preparation, we also take time to communicate some of the values and blessings that we enjoy: liberty, safety, integrity, and friendship.
Field trips are fun for our older students, but there's more to it. Students get a level of understanding to aid play, and they gain enriched vocabulary. It's also a chance to travel without one's parents, which is an important learning experience.
In November, we take time to learn about how our armed forces protect our country and our way of life.
Veterans (always a few of them are dads and grandfathers) visit with helmets and vehicles that create a lot of excitement, awe, and appreciation for what they do.