k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 1/17/19

January 17th, 2019

Hello parents, Happy New Year 2019! Last week students returned from winter break and learned about the weather in our year-long unit of inquiry, How the World Works.  We practiced strategies for observing and recording the weather in journals and we also did some experiments to learn about the effects of cold temperatures. This week, Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 12 21 18

December 21st, 2018

Happy Holidays from all of us in the k/1 team!  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with your children! We look forward to continued learning and fun in 2019!  Lucía, Belén, Virginia and John

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – December 14, 2018

December 14th, 2018

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry:  Where We Are in Place and Time In our unit of inquiry, students are learning about transportation and clothing inventions from the past and present, and are coming up with ideas for new inventions for the future.  Next week, students will also explore communication inventions. After the winter break, we Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 12/7/18

December 7th, 2018

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry:  Where We Are in Place and Time This week students explored the concepts of past, present, and future and created timelines represent passing time and experiences. Students also brought back their grandparent interviews and began sharing some of their discoveries.  We will continue to use this research information to learn Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – November 30, 2018

November 30th, 2018

Dear parents, New Unit of Inquiry This week students began to explore the concepts of a new unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, with a focus on inventions.  They shared what they already know about inventions and wrote questions that state what they want to learn about inventions during the unit. Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – November 16, 2018

November 16th, 2018

Hello parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Organize Ourselves This week students visited Home Resource to learn about responsible use of building materials for homes.  They also created their own home models using materials that represent resources found in different natural regions of the world.  They gave their first oral presentations of the school Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – November 9, 2018

November 9th, 2018

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Organize Ourselves This week students learned about homes in natural regions such as in rainforests, deserts, plains, and polar regions.  Many students took action to apply their learning by building small homes with available snow on the playground on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Students also did research at Read More »

K/1 Newsletter – November 2, 2018

November 2nd, 2018

Dear parents, New Unit of Inquiry – How We Organize Ourselves Currently, students in k/1 are learning about the following concepts and central idea. Central Idea – The place where we live may affect the way we build our houses. Lines of Inquiry How people build their houses with available resources according to landscapes and climate Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 10/26/18

October 26th, 2018

Dear parents, New Unit of Inquiry – How We Organize Ourselves This week students began exploring a new unit by taking a walk around the neighborhood to see how houses were built and by looking at pictures of homes around the world.  We also began to make connections between homes, building materials, and different types Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – October 12, 2018

October 12th, 2018

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Who We Are:  The 5 senses This week students created a class market.  They brought foods from home to describe with their five senses and try to persuade others to buy.  It was so fun!  Thank you for helping the children bring foods from home for the market project. Read More »

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