I have been so impressed by the Side x Side project at Reiche School. The hands-on nature of the Moving Oceans unit, working with professionals in their fields, made the learning relevant, exciting and inspiring to my daughter. This experience has inspired her to want to be a marine biologist when she grows up!
—Parent of a Reiche 2nd grader
Side x Side programs integrate organizations and disciplines in an effort to promote deeper engagement and understanding for students. When teaching our 2nd grade students about oceans and marine life, we collaborated with marine biologists, writers, artists, and even a chef so that the children could experience ocean creatures from a variety of perspectives. The Side x Side program made this a feasible and stimulating undertaking.
—Kristen Fox, 2nd grade teacher, Reiche Elementary School
I was so impressed with how the Moving Oceans unit integrated a broad range of learning opportunities to meet the needs and interests of all students. The choreography of the unit reinforced lessons through a variety of activities… I do not think that this project could have been so comprehensive had it not been for the incredible partnerships, diligence and attention to detail of the Side x Side leaders.