Inquiry, agency and action are at the center of the International Baccalaureate program and are a part of all our learning. We are inquirers- always asking questions, researching. connecting and sharing our knowledge. Our learners have voice, choice and ownership as they continue to show agency and our learning often leads to action.
MYP coders take action as they work on coding with kindergarten learners.
Our grade 8 readers use their voice to analyze and discuss relationships in their reading.
Grade 2 future entrepreneurs make decisions after asking questions and finding information to design a product.
These Grade 5 researchers chose to create a project investigating middle school. They started their work with a survey about MYP. They are gathering important information for 5th graders.
One of our kindergarten mathematicians designed a math game to share with her class.
These thinkers in grade 4 designed a learning experience for their class researching and presenting, They included many choices for students show their learning,
Grade 3 learners reflect on their work and make choices as they post on Seesaw,
Inquiring and investigating Sharing the Planet in grade 3. These researchers also suggested and created a form to help them expand vocabulary knowledge.
Grade 5 asking questions and researching as their hear from Drink Local, Drink Tap.
Nurses from Case help students discover fun ways to make healthy snacks.
More ways to stay healthy. Many of our kindergarteners choose walking club when they can't go outside.
One of our MYP learners shared some books to create more reading choices.
Parents joined us on Tuesday for PCO to ask questions and learn about the OST and Mrs. Pohl took action and help a professional development meeting for music educators. Learning and inquiring is important across our community
Inquirers are always readers making connections and asking more questions.
This week we reflected on love and the courage to make the world a better place.
Third graders and fifth graders shared their thoughts about what love is. PYP students shared what they love about Math.
First graders spread joy with smiles and hearts. Little things make a big difference.
Grade five artists, Norma Herr guests and local artists worked on the last steps to help create a mural for everyone in the neighborhood to enjoy. We can't wait to see the final piece this Spring.
We worked with Holly Jackson's Wall of Love project to help those in need. We collected over 300 items to share. These caring students spent time packing and hanging items on Wednesday. We are so happy to be a part of this project.
Our orchestra musicians in grade 5-8 treated our community to a beautiful concert in the cafe. It was a full house and representatives from high steppers were there with snack sales to raise money for uniforms.
On Valentine's Day our designers in grade 2 created mailboxes to hold valentine cards and airplanes with secret messages.
Kindergarten artists made cards and bags.
These caring students in Grade 8 are making our school a better place with school sprit and fundraising as a part of their community project. They sold carnations, organized a dress down day and sold raffle tickets to raise scholarship money for our eighth grade DC trip. They planned, organized and took action and everyone had fun. They also raised enough to fund at least two scholarships. We can't wait to see what they do next.
Lots of love and creativity in kindergarten.
Fun field trips in Grades 4 and 6. The History Center in Grade 4 and the Science center to explore energy in grade 6.
Math and Science explorations make learning meaningful.
Math with candy hearts in Kindergarten.
Fun with fractions in Grade 6.
Exploring Ph in grade 7.
Making mixture in Grade 4.
We love Sciences and Maths.
Reviewing and reflecting on our work in Grade 3 and making decisions about what to post on Seesaw and add to our portfolios.
These students were recognized for Living the Learner Profile in Grade 3-5. They were caring, knowledgeable and open- minded.
Another great week at Campus International School. Enjoy the long weekend!
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.