Thinking about Where We Are in Place and Time.
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations; from local and global perspective.
Our researchers and thinkers explored time and history around the school.
We celebrated at Morning Meeting by recognizing student who are Living the Learner Profile and we danced our way back to class.
Some of our third graders shared their secret envelope full of inspiring quotes from famousAfrican Americans.
Celebrating Chinese New Year.
Our fourth grade communicators practice speaking Mandarin with puppets.
Happy 100th Day! Kindergarten learners celebrate 100 days of learning by counting and making groups of 10.
What will we look like at 100 years old? Kindergarten students used this fun app to create photos of themselves as an older person and they had 100 laughs as they looked at these fun pictures.
Timelines record events and change over time. Grade One historians and their families documented their lives through these creative timelines.
Grade 6 mathematicians used integers to create timelines that explored History and Maths.
Celebrating Black History Month. Fifth Grade thinkers and researchers explored the lives of Basquiat and many others and shared their knowledge and creativity with posters and a daily announcements thinking about taking action.
Reading and thinking about current events in Second Grade. Communicating and responding to literature in Grade 4 Book Clubs.
Action and service around the school.
Grade Three researchers think and learn about sharing the planet and how animals survive. A group of learners are concerned about the Amphibian crisis and considering ways to take action.
Reflecting on the Transdisciplinary Themes and all of their learning. Grade 5 students are thinking and planning for Exhibition.
We also heard from Drink Local Drink Tap and the work they are doing around water issues. Some of our grade 5 researchers continued to research and explore the role of water and the water crisis around the world.
Some of our Grade 5 artists visit a local art student to collaborate with Norma Herr residents to create art.
Don't forget our Wall of Love happening on Wednesday. Our kindergarteners created some advertisement and began to count items and one of our Grade 8 students spoke was interviewed to help spread the word about the project. Please send in donations by Monday.
Celebrating the Learner Profile and our 3rd grade musicians at 3-5 Morning Meeting.
We celebrated these essayists and card creators. Their work honoring Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. was recognized and awarded in a city-wide contest.
Ms. Beers and Mr. Brooks reminded us about their goals and their daily step challenge to keep healthy. A third grader shared a contest she heard about on NPR asking students to share answers to the question, "what is love?" Look for our responses in February. We also heard about these two great books featuring amazing women. Morning meeting is great way to celebrate and share our learning and thinking.
At our MYP meeting, we heard from Holly Jackson about her Wall of Love projects that are great way to take action and answer the question "what is love?". We will be creating a Wall of Love at CIS to provide items for those in need on February 13th. We are collecting the following items:
Gallon zip plastic bags
Items can be donated in classrooms or in the boxes located near the cafe.
Sharing the Planet in kindergarten and third grade.
Sharing the Planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Kindergarten inquirers think about problem solving and needs and wants as they explore Sharing the Planet.
Third graders are just getting started in their unit as they investigate animal tracks, ask questions, sort and classify.
Our first graders are investigating Where We Are in Place and Time:
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
Our second grade inquirers explore How We Organize Ourselves
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Our MYP Design students testing fidget spinners.
Please remember our Wall of Love and send in donations :
Gallon zip plastic bags
*new or very gently used please.
We are learning through inquiry across the school. We always start with a WONDER? Questions guide our learning. We read and think about current events.
In grade 5 students investigate vocabulary as they begin new unit and read to find more information. MYP students consider history from different points of view.
Artists in MYP research and create pottery.
Grade 3 artists create Artist Trading Card. They will soon be available at a fundraising event to support the Third Grade Musical.
MYP scientists question, observe, take notes and draw conclusions. They also spent time exploring chemistry through making bread.
Our 8th grade students read and present scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
K-2 students went to Playhouse Square to see the Rainbow Fish and wore rainbow shoes and socks!
Grade 2 designers planned and created podium models for Martin Luther King Jr. to deliver his speech,
MYP scientists present their knowledge through posters and t-shirts.
We wonder, ask questions, research and investigate, think and consider other points of view and share our learning.
For details on what is happening next week check out the communicator here.
We are developing and practicing Communication Skills around the school. Communication skills are one group of the Approaches to Learning included in the International Baccalaureate program. The Communication Skills focus on exchanging information, literacy and information and communication technology.
First grade communicators read, reflect. make connections and write.
Reading and writing about Martin Luther King Jr. in Grade Two. These writers gathered information, put it in their own words and wrote to inform others.
Communicating through music. We listen and interpret as they play.
More goals for the new year and writing to share our goal with others. We listen, speak and interpret information as we share our thinking,
Lunch and Learn about the IB at the Campus International High School. Students and teachers shared information about our school with community members. Our students demonstrated and practiced Speaking skills, sharing ideas and opinions with others.
Exchanging Information at lunch and recess. Practicing speaking skills and sharing pieces of the Grade 3 Disney musical and negotiating ideas to build together.
Grade 4 historians and thinkers communicate through writing as they think about artifacts from the past, the Ohio History standards and the theme How we Express Ourselves.
Grade 5 investigators and communicators explore properties around the school listening carefully to ideas and expressing their ideas to draw conclusions.
These communicators used their communication skills to plan a birthday surprise for their teacher and communicate kindly to say "Happy Birthday".
Communicating and having fun at the CSU Women's Basketball game. Our choir sang the National Anthem, High Steppers performed and we all cheered the Vikings on to win!!!