The Merit School of

Prince William

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Accelerated Teachers

Advanced Concepts for the 2018-2019 School Year!

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Mrs. Barbara Phillips (Kindergarten) 

Advanced Concept: "Global Citizens"

Be ready to travel the world as we journey to several countries and open your eyes to the fascinating cultures, languages, art, and food that make them unique! This year is sure to be an adventure you will never forget as we try new things, meet new people, and visit new places. In addition to enriching our perspectives of the world, we will embrace our global citizenship by participating in several global projects that will allow us to understand and help meet the needs of children around the world.

Mrs. Joanne Robertson (Kindergarten)

Advanced Concept: "Ecology"

We have an exciting year ahead as young ecologist ready to tame the world! We will learn about animal biology, geography, and Earth science while taking a close look at the world around us through hands on activities both in and out of class. These little adventurers will embark on a journey that will encompass a variety of concepts ranging from land to sea animals and make comparisons between mammals, reptiles, and birds.


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Ms. Christine Tabone (1st Grade)

Advanced Concept: "Environmental Science"

Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery as our junior environmentalists explore, investigate and discover the world that surrounds us. We will compare the natural and human effects on our land, water, and air, while concentrating on our local ecosystem. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with positive and negative forces that affect Earth and their consequences, while developing solutions to make a difference.

Ms. Karen Smithson (2nd/3rd Grade)

Advanced Concept: “Cultural Anthropology and Gastronomy”

 I am very excited to announce that my students will be studying all about human cultures, beliefs, practices, values, ideas, technologies, economies and other domains of social and cognitive organization. In addition, they will learn about the relationship between food and culture. Each student will develop culinary skills while applying this learning to community service projects. Finally, students will learn how to earn, save, and will have the opportunity to purchase their own culinary uniform which will instill them with a sense of pride and professionalism.

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