It was a joyful and busy week, which is a part of who we are at Campus International. We celebrated the creativity, caring and dedication in our community full of learning, joy and celebration. Our community gathered for performances and continued to spread kindness and caring around the school. We are always inquiring, thinking and sharing our knowledge.
Third grade students performed a martial arts routine with the instruction of our Mandarin Staff. They also performed at CSU and were recognized for their skill.
Dancing Classrooms in grade 5
Our fifth grade dancers showed their dedication and enthusiasm as they performed as a part of the Dancing Classrooms Program. Thanks to this program our dancers and risk-takers can waltz and do the fox trot, as well as many other dances.
Our mornings are always off to a great start. One second grade artist brought in this beautiful snowflake as a gift. Others start their day with reading or more recorder practice as they work towards their goals.
more dedication in our community of musicians
Our musicians and choir did a great job performing at the All- City performance at Severance Hall and our school concert at Waejten Hall.
Kindness fills our school
Caring and creative fifth graders in Ms. Guardado's class record the ways they have noticed kindness and create reminders to hang around the school
Celebrating our students and teachers
Mrs. Hawley treated her class to breakfast at Yours Truly to celebrate a great first semester and the class surprised with her a shower to celebrate as she becomes a grandma to twins.
Grade two explores why kindness matters
Grade 2 inquired about "Kids Doing Good" to get some inspiration in Mrs. Humphrey's class.
These Grade 2 creative writers and thinkers delivered messages of appreciation and kindness around the school.
Acts of kindness make our world and school a better place. These grade two leaners and teachers in Ms. English's class spent time reading to kindergarteners.
Grade two inquirers make the world a better place and learn about the earth and it's rotation.
Grade one- caring thinkers
First Grade thinkers created their own homework for the month and decided to draw beautiful giraffes and turn them into greeting cards to share.
These first grade thinkers also explored living things and resources in these habitat illustrations, models and writing.
Writing in grade two requires editing, organizing and decision making.
A note is a great way to show appreciation
Grade three writers sent kind notes with caring thoughts to Ms. Beers, Mr. Brooks and Mrs. Smith.
Celebrating the constitution
Grade 4 inquires and learns more about the Bill of Rights from a federal judge. They celebrate with questions and cupcakes. Happy Bill of Rights Day!
Collaboration in Grade 5 and Six
Researches in Grade 5 answer big questions about government by working and thinking together.
MYP researchers tested ad collected data to design the most effective bottle for the bottle flip challenge.
Grade six mathematicians generate, sort, connect and think.
Inquiring and celebrating Science
Scientists in grade 7 explore the Great Lakes Science Center.
Grade 8 action-takers are collaborating, caring and planning as they work with supervisors to create a community project goal and outline steps to make our community a better place.
Kindergarten celebrates and decorates a gingerbread cookie and explores similarities and differences in their creations as they enjoy these delicious cookies.
Grade Two celebrates a great week with a creative cocoa treat.
A caring collection
Kindergarten mathematicians create a graph to show our progress in the K-2 Pajama Drive. we only need a few more pairs to meet beat our total form last year. Pajama are being collected until Friday.
More Celebrating next week
We have a lot of fun and learning planned for next week as we show our spirit and continue with kindness. Check out the schedule of special days below.
Start the week showing school spirit or with a positive message.
We always try to be kind and consider the development of the learner profile attribute CARING.
IB students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. (ibo.org)
We are focusing on this attribute during December and practicing and recognizing Random Acts of Kindness around the school and community. You can see the celebrations and reflections around the school.
Thinking about responsibility
The key concept of responsibility is a part of every day and connects with our goal to make the world a better place.
What is our responsibility? We can and must make choices and by doing so we can make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. Our Campus International community makes a difference every day.
Pajama Drive started by our kindergartners in Grade K-2. They are collecting PJ's for those who need them. We are getting close to our goal and using ten frames to count pajamas.
Practicing for the K-2 Winter Concert sharing joy and responsibility.
Holiday shop... kindness and responsibility in action
Thanks to everyone, especially our student entrepreneurs, the PCO, our volunteers and all who shopped for another great Good Gift Holiday Shop. Our BizKids entrepreneurs showed responsibility and designed and sold many interesting and upcycled items. There were so many great items that supported our school, the learner profile and showed creativity.
Responsibility - caring and Zero emissions
A group from CSU, including Ms. Thomas' dad, shared their commitment, caring and innovation with this Zero Emissions bus. This was a great opportunity for MYP students to explore responsibility, alternative energy and the role of sciences and design to create a more sustainable world. Our inquirers impressed the group with their amazing questions, Thanks CSU!
Computer science- caring connections
Grade 6 MYP coders worked on an hour of code with with caring volunteers from Price Waterhouse Cooper.
Caring sixth graders used their knowledge to do an hour of code with our kindergarteners. They had so much fun they didn't want to leave.
Kindness is the key in Grade 2
Notes to appreciate our nurse and PE post-its for Mr. Albright, along with a kindness kerplunk to keep track their kind acts everyday!
Kindness continues with the action Cycle
We think.. the care... We act responsibly and try to make the world a better and more peaceful place. See you next week with more kindness everywhere.
Check out the Campus Communicator.
All of our units of inquiry focus on key concepts. As an International Baccalaureate School we have developed a concept - based curriculum that works to build conceptual understandings across disciplines. Each week have been looking at one or two of these key concepts across our learning and daily activities.
Form and function are the two key concepts we will focus on this week and they are everywhere.
FORM: What is it like?
The understanding that everything has a form with recognizable features that can be observed, identified, described and categorized.
FUNCTION: How does it work?
The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or way of behaving that can be investigated.
Form and Function at Morning meeting
All our meetings have a form and a function. What is the function of morning meeting? This week we came together after a long break to celebrate and consider what we are thankful for. We also heard some beautiful music from a member of the Cleveland Orchestra. Think about the form and function of the violin and music.
,Grade 3 musicians, who earned their recorder black belt, played for us and these caring communicators reminded us about the function of speaking giraffe to solve our problems peacefully.
Exploring Form and Function in work.
Jenn and Zoe came to visit our first graders to share the work that they both do. Jenn works with rescue animals, trains service dogs and fosters dogs that need a home. Zoe is a service dog who is trained and ready to help.
MATTER AND ENERGY
Third grade scientists wrap up their unit with observation and experiments. Looking at the forms of matter and how energy functions to create change.
bALLoons over Broadway
Think Tank thinkers and designers explored the balloons in the Macy's Parade. They designed and created their own floats. Exploring form is important in design- along with function. One of their designs included the function of the line holders keeping balloons in place.
More balloon design in Grade 2. These designers are very creative.
Creating trees and designing Bird feeders
Grade 2 artists focus on form to create beautiful Fall trees.
These caring designers created bird feeders that will feed some hungry birds near CIS and Mr. Mathis kindly helped place the feeders in our trees.
IN the library reading and thinking
Form and Function everywhere
Playing, building and creating develop understanding of form and function. What are blocks like? What are the properties?
Kindergarten mathematicians and designers explore form and function. They created wiggly worms and measured them with different units.
More exploring form and function as Kindergarten thinkers explore traditions and created and packed suitcases.
form and Function in Grade 1
Exploring the form and function of living things and their environments . Grade 1 writers use the form of a Venn Diagram to explore fiction and nonfiction- more form and function. These mathematicians also displayed information in the form of graphs and charts to help build understanding.
Grade two readers celebrate Charlotte's Web
More form and Function in Grade 2
These mathematicians consider the form and function of measurement and line plots. They also think about the form and function of sentences and writing. More fun with flashlight reading and the function of a flashlight to see in the dark.
Grade 3 learners explore change and function along with form in math and writing.
Form and function of debate and writing in MYP
Design Form and Function
MYP designers created bookshelves and tested them to see how much they can hold. We had some very stable and strong designs.
Grade 8 designers created the strongest shelf - holding 121 books, about 350 pounds.
Form and Function in Music
celebrating Random acts of KIndness
A second grader recognizes and records the kind act of a friend.
Caring Grade 3 creators are making a new display to celebrate helping hands around CIS.
Caring Kindergarteners created these boxes for the pajama drive. See this link for info on the
K-2 pajama drive. Please consider donating some pajamas.
Caring and Creating for the Holiday Shop
Entrepreneurs get ready and make plans for the items they will sell at this year's holiday shop. Hope to see you there!
Here is a little background info about the Holiday Shop from a PCO.
GGHS began six years ago from an idea that your typical school holiday shop was filled with cheap stuff no one really wanted. That year two student groups (the Entrepreneur Group and the Art Club) came up with an idea along with the parents who had been running the Holiday Shop - lets have our student (the Biz Kids) and our families create upcycled crafts that can be sold and we will donate part of the profits to a local charity. At the same time we will try to teach all CIS students about the Art of Giving - with caring gratitude. The Good Gift Holiday Shop was born. Click here for the shopping classroom shopping schedule.
Our key concept this week is CAUSATION.
Considering causation helps us answer the question: Why is it like it is?
Causation is the understanding that things do not just happen, that there are causal relationships at work, and that actions have consequences.
we experience causation every day and we investigate this concept in many of your units. we don't just think about what happened- we consider why ?
How do we build relationships in grade 4?
Grade 4 communicators start their day with sharing their weekend. They get to know each other and find things they have in common.
Actions have consequences
Our learners around the school are taking action and documenting it. Our learning causes a change and we want to do something. Our actions can help other people and build a more peaceful world.
These second graders inquirers are investigating animals and their needs. They decided to create a group called "Planet Helpers" to protect animals and our planet. First grade designers learned about Egypt and designed this model of a mummy. They spent some time sharing their work with our kindergartners- maybe they will be inspired to investigate an ancient culture. We can influence behavior with our art and create posters that inspire action. Readers in grade 3 are forming a mystery club to share their love of mystery with other mystery lovers or their action may get someone new interested in mystery. Causation is everywhere.
MYp visits WKYC
Mrs. Arens took some of our Sciences students to learn more about the weather and how causation helps predict the weather, as well as tour the news studio. Thank you Channel 3 for a great visit.
Grade 3 wraps up HOw the world works
Grade 3 investigators wonder why as they discover energy and the changing states of matter. They put all their knowledge together and explain it through writing.
Grade 8 parent meeting
Parents gathered on Wednesday evening to learn about the Grade 8 Community Project - a great way to take action with your learning -and the details for the Washington DC trip in May.
Kindergartners learn about the world through play
CAusation and migration in Grade 4
What are the factors that influence movement and events? Grade 4 looks at events and action and decision making ad they explore migration.
How and why do civilizations develop
Grade 5 researchers are asking questions, investigating and sharing their findings through informative posters using text features that increase understanding of Ancient Cultures and their effect on the modern world.
Thank you at CIS
We can say "thank you" in many languages and say "thank you" to show our appreciation.
More appreciation for our CSU partnership
CSU students play an important role in our school. They are currently working with 8th grade, as Community Project mentors and Dr. Purcell's class is just finishing up their work on phonics and word study with students across the school. These individualized activities help our students develop as readers and build connections. Second graders made sure to write a thank you note to show their appreciation.
More reading and writing
Reading and writing are the foundations of learning and sharing learning and creativity. Our first graders work hard every day.
International- mindedness in grade 4
Our open- minded and curious learners in grade 4 had many opportunities to nbe internationally- minded, as they learn about the experiences of others with a visit from Ruth Ann and Lisa, attend a Naturalization Ceremony and nominate their classmates for the Living the Learner Profile Award. They also used a lot of creativity for these.
Exploring cultures in Grade 6 and making maps
Learning about the past, exploring maps and the words of philosophers. Causation is always a part of the study of history.
More collage in MYp
These collages tell a story. We also see CAUSATION in art. How do the choices of artists influence their work ? What is the effect on the viewer?
Building a book shelf
MYP Designers create bookshelves. How many books can these shelves support? Design affects the results.
Future bloggers and reporters
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More action in K- 2 with the pajama drive... see details below.