Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

GFA Blog

Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
new faculty and staff
By Meghan Chew
Director of Excellence in Teaching​​​​​​
During the new faculty/staff orientation, the first-day icebreaker prompted us to recall our favorite scents. This simple question stirred a strong memory within me. The aroma that immediately rushed to my mind was freshly mowed grass. It takes me back to those August days during high school as I stepped onto the campus to gear up for my field hockey season. As I reflect on the passage of time, I find it remarkable how many similarities persist between those pre-season days and my current experiences.
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Project-Based Learning in PreKindergarten: Raven and The Box of Daylight

Every spring, the PreKindergartners develop a long-term, interdisciplinary project. This learning is driven entirely by the children’s interests and imaginations; students author the work. We partner with the PreKindergartners by bringing their questions and passions into our academic program. Young children need to know they are taken seriously, and their ideas are worth acting on. Although the students’ projects differ greatly from year to year, our objective remains the same: We hope children will learn to take ideas hidden in their minds, realize them, and share them with the world.

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