These last weeks of school are so busy and so much fun. This week was packed with activities and was truly one of our best week's ever! Check out K-1 - living the Learner Profile!
So many parents joined our last K-2 meeting and we are all ready to create action journals and take acton this summer!
K-2 performed the musical, Bugs!
Designing and Creating in MYP: Solar Cars and mobiles.
Enjoying the weather and reading with a buddy.
Dancing Classrooms practice.
Designing and building treehouses in Grade 1.
Tallest tower in Grade 2.
Painting and creating.
Measuring and exploring in kindergarten.
Measuring with rulers in Grade 2.
Ideas and expression in Grade 3 and more writing in Kindergarten.
More creativity with poetry readings in MYP.
Kindergarten team welcoming our new families for 2019-2020.
A visit from our old friends - who are at the high school and preparing speeches for graduation,
PYP Exhibition- Presenting, singing and taking action.
Pledging to be more kind and inclusive, supporting the homeless and raising money to protect our Lake.
Grade 5 sponsored Equality March and beach clean up. Exhibition at the Family Picnic.
Family fun as the school year ends!
The beautiful sound of our third grade recorder concert!
Celebrating knowledge. Multiplication masters in Grade3
Our first Career Day.
We learned so much. Thank you Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Arens and everyone in our community who shared their career with us.
Our musicians were everywhere at the Rock Hall this weekend. They sounded great.
Congratulations to the Boys Basketball team. They are headed to the Championships.
A great week at CIS . Keep it Going ... Get inspired and Shine !!!
We started our Monday off smiling as we walked into these positive messages around the school created by one of our Exhibition groups. They also read research about a possible connection between families eating breakfast together and positive self-image. Based on the research the group hosted a family breakfast for Grade 5 and distribute information about their topic. We appreciate our families and our inquirers for this opportunity. Inquiry and action make our school a better place.
We recognized our Grade 3 performers for all their hard work on the third grade musical.
Our PCO and Parents showed so much appreciation for our staff this week and our staff truly appreciates all the kindness we were shown. Teachers and staff were treated to a breakfast, lunch, smoothies, candles, chair massages, foot baths and more with a loua theme. It was amazing and appreciated. Our parents are so caring and it helped us stay balanced. THANK YOU !
Exhibition is almost here and our Grade 5 thinkers continue to prepare with research and interviews. Thanks to all the parents and community members who have taken the time to talk with these researchers and help them get to know their topics.
MYP starts the morning with Music and Sciences. We appreciate the talent and hard work of all of our musicians and the comfy and cozy classrooms our teachers have created.
Creating three dimensional art with Ms. Cohen. Check out these beautiful sculptures.
More three dimensional learning as MYP researchers identify characteristics of different biomes.
Thinking about organisms in grade 7. Using questions, knowledge and thinking to figure out the word on your back.
Kindergarten learning about the world.
Grade Two testing out marbles and cars and applying knowledge of force and motion. So much thinking and problem solving is needed to get the car to make it through the loop.
Our artists use creativity to send a message to stand up for each other and to show appreciation.
Learning cursive in Grade Three with practice and appreciation for beautiful handwriting.
Comparing resources and communities then and now in Grade 3.
It was a great week and so much to look forward to this week.
Exhibition action will continue at the Family Picnic with a march for equality. Please join in and support their efforts for a better and more peaceful world. Bring some gloves for a beach clean-up organized by anthem Exhibition group focused on keeping our lake clean.
There is a lot going on in May. More celebrations of our learning all year, performances from our musicians and actors and examples of action to make our world a better place. We started off our week with the music of our Jazz Band and they had everyone tapping their feet. Don't forget to check out all of our musicians at the Rock Hall on May 18th. Check out the Communicator for details.
We also had a visit from Fresh Fork Market and learned about seeds, healthy eating and how to start your own garden. Everyone left with some green bean seeds to plant. Take acton and start a garden this summer.
We had a mother guest stop by from the Cleveland Red Cross. We learned more about the body systems and the different typos of blood cells. We also learned about the blood drive and the system that provides blood to those in need. Giving blood is another great way for adults to take action. Systems work together and show our connection to each other.
Our 4th grade travelers learned about government and visited our state capital last week. They shared their learning at Morning meeting.
Check out their thinking and research about the branches of the US government and the forming of our government.
Reflection on the the Columbus trip, as well as the role of function.
Celebrating poetry and creating poems. Upcycle old book pages and create new work. More ways to make the world a better place.
Check out second grade scientists work with energy and solving problems. Making things and testing them is a great way to find solutions to problems. So many ways to do something with what we have learned.
Conner and Rachel form Campus District were here on Wednesday to get our opinions as they make our street more beautiful. We had a chance to vote on crosswalk designs that will be painted outside the school the summer.
This year's third grade musical was a huge success. These performers, set designers and stage crew were committed and courageous. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful show. Thank you to our Arts teachers and our grade three families for all their hard work and support. Check out the slideshow below. It was amazing.
Eighth grader, Lania shared a TED style talk with MYP as a part of her Community Project. She discussed the topic of suicide and depression with courage and inspiration and left us with the message, "YOU MATTER".
More possibilities for action to support the Arts at our school. Check out this list of common items to help MYP artists continue to create and a great way to reuse instead if throw away.
All these ideas and action make our school, our neighborhood and our world a better place. Let's keep the energy going and make this a summer of action. We are what we do! Take some time to write in an action journal or post on Twitter or Instagram to share all the ways we have changed from our learning.
First grade artists and poets shared images of themselves and name poems.
It was a busy week around the school. We celebrated poetry in the cafe sharing the poem in our pocket. Artists showed creativity as they illustrated lines form poems and refilled are cafe table signs and a note about kindness shared a caring message to spread around the school. #staypositive and spread it throghout the school.
Our CAS cursive club read poetry and copied it in beautiful cursive handwriting.
Thinking about math around the school and noticing what mathematicians do. In grade 5 mathematicians explored math through games and puzzles.
Collaborating, thinking and using tools - there are so many ways to explore mathematics.
In MYP math, Communicators share feedback with each other as they think about how problems are solved and represented.
In MYP Sciences learners work in stations and plan their week using a menu.
More choice in MYP Language and Literature. Readers choose a a novel and work in book clubs. They are also working on poems of their own,
Exploring and answering conceptual and debatable questions in Visual Art as artists create plans for mobiles using symbols designed and created with clay.
DNA in Grade 6 Sciences. Guest from Case shared research as learners explored DNA.
There are so many ways we take action and share our talents and ideas with the school community. Third grade performers prepare for the third grade musical, in grade 8 a group of planners design activity proposals to end the school year. Kindergarten musicians get ready to play the ukulele in our after school programs and a grade 8 student prepares a sensory path for the K-2 floor.
Exploring How the World Works in grades 1 and 2, Grade One scientists explore how objects are moved and investigate force and motion. Designers in grade two created cars powered by balloons. They showed both creativity and thinking.
Projects, research and action are everywhere. Grade 5 thinkers continue to investigate, explore and take action through their exhibition work. Check out our Exhibition page here to find out more.
Grade 8 students shared their Community Project action and research.
Teachers shared their Action Research at Cleveland State.
Spreading kindness and welcoming spring with creativity and art.
Grade 4 travelled to Columbus to explore history and government.
Please join us next Saturday for the Diversity Center Walk and Run. Sign up here.