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 »

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 »

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