k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 2/28/20

February 28th, 2020

Hello K/1 Families, Unit of Inquiry This week in K/1 classes, students continued inquiry into How We Express Ourselves by exploring some features of theater to interpret familiar stories. They also created original plays using scripts, masks, costumes, and a stage. In addition, K/1 students are continuing to develop stories using robotics and animation that they will share with Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 2/21/20

February 21st, 2020

Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves This week in k/1 classes, students explored more art forms to express their ideas and feelings.  They created animated stories using Scratch animation and they are improving their graphic design, programming, and story writing skills.  Students in k/1 also explored some features of theater and will develop Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 1/31/2020

January 31st, 2020

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves Last week students explored architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Antonio Gaudí, I. M. Pei and modern architecture and oldest architecture. After that, students explored  sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, Alexander Calder, Miguel Angel, Juan Quezada, Rude Goldberg. They discussed and wrote about the artists’ ideas and Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 1/24/2020

January 24th, 2020

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves Last week students explored drawings by Walt Disney, M. C. Escher, and DaVinci and then created their own drawings.  This week students explored paintings by Picasso, Miró, Bansky and Van Gogh.  They discussed and wrote about the artists’ ideas and their process for creating art.  Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – January 10, 2010

January 10th, 2020

Dear k/1 parents, Happy New Year!  We are excited to be back from holiday break for more learning opportunities with your children! Unit of Inquiry – Where We Are in Place and Time This week we concluded our unit of inquiry with presentations and crafts related to Reyes Magos (Spain) Diablitos Danzantes (Venezuela), and Chinese Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 12/20/19

December 20th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Unit of Inquiry – Where We Are in Place and Time This week students learned about Eid Al Fitr, Hannukah, Feria de las Flores, and Christmas to inquire more about family traditions around the world.  We will conclude our unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, after the break.  Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 12/13/19

December 13th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Unit of Inquiry – Where We Are In Place and Time This week we continued learning about celebrations in our current unit of inquiry. In preparation for Martin Luther King Day next month, students collaborated with 7th graders to write poems that respond to one of his quotes.  Teachers will submit some Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 12/6/19

December 6th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Unit of Inquiry As part of our unit Where We Are In Place and Time, students in k/1 have been inquiring these past weeks into more world celebrations such as Las Fallas, Nicolaustag, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Carnaval, and Kwanzaa.  Students drew and wrote about celebrations as well as created arts Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – November 22, 2019

November 22nd, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Where We Are In Place and Time:  Celebrations This week students made crafts, projects, and writing about several fall, winter, and spring celebrations such as Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Earth Day.  Next week we will learn more about Las Fallas, a celebration Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – November 15, 2019

November 15th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Where We Are in Place and Time This week we started our inquiry into the central idea with a focus on what the families in our classes celebrate.  Students completed a research project in which they gathered information about 3 of their family’s celebrations. We also began inquiring deeper Read More »

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