Hands-On Learning at McGinnis Woods Recently the kindergartners had a fantastic time at Sea Quest. They were introduced to many unique animals, learned about their habitats and even got to touch the animals!
Hands On Learning
Certified Nature Explore Classroom in Georgia
Did you know that McGinnis Woods is one of only six Certified Nature Explore Classrooms in Georgia? Our students and teachers enjoy spending time in our Outdoor Classroom and learn something new with each visit. Third Grade Rocks & Soil Unit The third graders are finishing up their unit on Rocks and Soil, so they …
Preschool First Day of Fall Celebration & Painting the Trike Parking Lot
First Day of Fall Preschool Fun Fun things are always happening in the Preschool! The preschoolers enjoyed their annual first day of Fall picnic outside. Middle School Art Students Paint the Trike Parking Lot The middle school art elective students wrapped up their trike parking lot and trike path art.
Hands-On STEM Projects: Architecture & Bouncy Balls!
STEM Project: Making Bouncy Balls There is always exciting learning happening in STEM class. For this project, the students learned all about polymers and made bouncy balls. The fourth graders loved creating these. Roman Dome Prototype STEM Project Our 6th graders have been learning about the early history of Western Europe, including Rome. Students worked …
Book Buddies & Art Barn Field Trip
Book Buddies are back! PreK4A and the 4th graders spent time reading together. It was a magical time for all! Art Barn Field Trip A day combining science and art at The Art Barn is a day well spent! The kindergartners loved interacting with the animals, going on a hayride, and painting!
Field Trips to Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park & Elachee Nature Center
At McGinnis Woods School, we value hands-on learning, which means we love to provide our students with enriching field trip experiences to learn about science, nature, and history. Check out photos from 2 exciting field trips in recent weeks. Middle School Field Trip to Grant Park The middle school students toured Atlanta’s oldest public park. …
Field Trips to Fernbank and Chattahoochee Nature Center
Fernbank Museum Field Trip Fernbank Museum of Natural History never fails to impress. The second graders learned so much from their visit last week! Chattahoochee Nature Center Field Trip The 4th graders learned so much about the night skies during the Star Lab program at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. They also enjoyed a picnic lunch …
Summer Camp 2022 Fun
We are having a blast at Summer Camp 2022! Each summer McGinnis Woods Country Day School offers an exciting Alpharetta summer camp program in the Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Cumming, GA area available to both McGinnis Woods students and others.
Spring 2022 Field Trips Recap
Chattahoochee Nature Center Field Trip Field trips enrich the curriculum at our private school and bring learning to life in unique ways. Chattahoochee Nature Center is one of our favorite destinations! 3rd Grade Field Trip to Gwinnett Environmental Center Our third graders went to Gwinnett Environmental Center to learn about amphibians like frogs and salamanders. …
STEM / Science Fairs & Book Day were a big success!
Science Fair Projects are on display this week. We have some amazing budding scientists! Congratulations to our Science Fair and STEM Challenge winners! Wildcat Book Day 2022 Wildcat Book Day was packed with great reading and characters galore! We love books!
Weird Science and Bio Box Book Reports
Kindergarten Weird Science In School Field Trip with The Science Wiz The kindergartners learned about “weird science” with The Science Wiz! They made a lava lamp and slime, learned about positive and negative charges that make things float, learned about negative pressure, and even made a volcano erupt! 4th Grade Bio Box Book Reports 4th …
What’s Happening at McGinnis Woods This Week!
Have you ever wondered what goes on during the school week? Well, we’ve captured a few photos to show just a glimpse of what has happened this week…PreK Letter People, Day 100 and 101 activities, phases of the moon, an in-house field trip, and a Citizen of the Month celebration!