K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 3/22/19

March 22nd, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves This week students completed their summative assessment of the unit How We Express Ourselves.  They reflected on all the work in their portfolios of different forms of writing and selected their best pieces.  In a written reflection they gave reasons why they selected the pieces Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 3/8/19

March 8th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry:  How We Express Ourselves We want to congratulate the students in k/1 classes for their impressive work at the Robotics and Animation Fairs this week!   This event is a culmination of many workshops since September, exploring and learning design tools and a process for writing stories.  We appreciate the confidence Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 3/1/19

March 1st, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves In our unit How We Express Ourselves, students are creating a collection of different forms of writing.  Feel free to come in at any time to take a peek at the work in your child’s unit portfolio. After several days of exploring the features of Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 2/22/19

February 22nd, 2019

Dear parents, This week was short and sweet but full of fun learning in our unit How We Express Ourselves.  Students practiced using more features of comic strips and next week will put the pieces together to create their first comic strip. On Friday, both classes created animated stories about characters who have to solve Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – February 15, 2019

February 15th, 2019

Dear parents, Thank you to our room parents and all the volunteers who helped make Valentine’s Day special for the students.  We showed appreciation for our classmates with a traditional card exchange and time to enjoy some delicious food.  In the class party, John’s class also wrote cards for refugee families who recently arrived in Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 2/8/19

February 8th, 2019

Dear parents, This week the k/1 classes began our new unit, How We Express Ourselves.  They created a class poster with phrases and drawings that express specific feelings.  On Friday, the classes created animated stories in which their characters expressed a variety of feeling and emotions and resolved conflicts.  The students presented their animations in Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 2/1/19

February 1st, 2019

Dear parents, Where We Are in Place in Time This week students learned about some famous inventors that changed the world with their innovations.  On Thursday, the classes simulated an Invention Expo 2019.  They first created a criterion to help assess the quality of the innovations.  Then they developed a 2D representation and written description Read More »

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 »

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