Hello K/1 Families,

Unit of Inquiry

This week in K/1 classes, our students finished our unit How We Express Ourselves by creating  wonderful final projects that demonstrated artistic expression in diverse ways. Each student chose the form of art they feel allows them to express their ideas and feelings.  After that they planned, created and shared.

In addition, K/1 students are continuing to develop beginning, middle, and end stories using robotics and animation that they will share with friends and families on March 11 (John’s class) and March 12 (Amparo’s class) at the annual K/1 Design Fair. The fairs will take place from 2:30 to 3:00pm in the MIS gym.  We’ll hope to see you there!

Next Unit of Inquiry – Who We Are

Here is some information about the next unit we will explore:

Central Idea:

Reflecting on our physical characteristics may help us appreciate our similarities and differences.

Key Concepts:

Connection, Reflection, Change

Related Concepts:

Growth, Heredity, Data Handling, Measurement

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How we may inherit physical characteristics from our parents.
  • How we respect the physical characteristics of other people with words and actions
  • How our physical characteristics change over time.

I Love to Read Month

March is “I Love to Read” month at MIS and we encourage all MIS students to build habits as readers.  We sent home reading logs on Wednesday for children to keep track of all minutes that they read or listen to books at home.  This includes reading any kind of reading material including Raz Kids. If you need a new copy of your child’s reading log please let your child’s teacher know.

Have a great weekend,

John and Amparo