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Rolling Green Elementary School5
Posted May 08, 2013
- a teacher
Rolling Green offers 205 days of instruction. Some of those are called "intersession" and those are project based also. My student participated in the March intersession and they studied "economics" and started with scarcity and ended up having speakers from the bank, stock brokers, and worked on Iowa stocks and bought/ sold stock with play money. Gr. 3 did their own business " Wacky Wallets" , Gr. 4 studies with Des Moines Osteopathic School, and Gr. 5 has Biz World business experience with the Kum and Go support.
I'm so thankful Urbandale has a school open to the entire district that uses Project Based Learning. I've found that Rolling Green teaches each individual child to their highest potential, something that is very important to me as a parent. I love the alternative calendar, especially the break in October. It's nice to vacation when the rest of the world isn't! And, the intersessions have been so varied; I know my kids are getting experiences they wouldn't have through school if they weren't at Rolling Green.
We love many things about Rolling Green including the alternative calendar, project based learning, teachers and staff. Our girls thrive in the alternative calendar which has 180 days just like the traditional calendar, but the unique structure and the additional 6 weeks of intercessions allow greater learning opportunities and retention.
Rolling Green Elementary School in Urbandale is a fantastic school. Rolling Green offers an Alternative Calender for students and family, which has been a great benefit to us. Our girls are in school the same number of days, but have more breaks and a shorter sumer break. THis allows them to retain more information often lost over the summer. We also love the Project Based Learning environment. This school accepts open enrollment in the Des Moines area and for all Urbandale families. We love everything about this school!