It was a great week of learning, inquiring and celebration at Campus International School.
What do inquirers do with what the have learned? They share it with the community and make their learning public. These researchers and performers shared their learning about Women's History through play that featured women throughout history who made history and the Equal Rights Amendment.
Miss Ferguson shared her Irish Dancer skills with her class and her kindergarten learners and performers taught us some Irish Dancing while Mrs. Pohl shared her skills on the fiddle.
Second grade readers and performers shared their creativity as they created sets and costumes and performed classic folk tale plays at at lunch. They also used their design skills to build house for the three little pigs.
MYP Sciences students presenting research and answering questions.
Kindergarten readers and writers retell The Lorax with their design.
Kindergarten designers use their creativity to plan and create leprechaun traps.
Student-led conferences provide an opportunity for students to reflect and share their learning.
Check out our slideshow from Student-led Conferences below. Students gathered evidence, reflected and prepared to share their learning and their goals with families. It was great to see so many families celebrating our learning.
Kindergarten readers hosted family members as they shared a favorite book and more families joined our PCO meeting to learn about Say YES.
Our learners help each other and our school through action and service. A grade six learner teaches our kindergarteners during recess as they read books together. Grade eight students spend their CAS time planning activities for middles school students. A grade two learner reads with a first grader.
MYP hosted two guest this week. Principal Terrence Mitchell from Vally View Boys Leadership Academy spoke with our MYP boys and setting goals and reaching them. A local community group spoke about learning through dance.
Campus International High School hosted it's second annual Research Symposium at CSU. Our researchers and learners presented their Grade 9 action research projects and and Grade 10 students shared the Personal Project, which is the Capstone of the OB Middle Year's Program.
First grade investigators discover motion and the ways that objects may change.
Grade One learners create maps of their classroom.
Grade two inquirers start off their new unit thinking and wondering about technology and change.
More creativity in PYP and MYP Art.
Grade 5 learners celebrated World Water Day at the Cleveland Aquarium.
Grade three learners spent time counting points and money from their penny war. We wonder which endangered species was the most popular and how much money was raised to benefit the CIS recycling program.
Grade five was thinking, inquiring and learning as they competed in the Chess competition and the straw rocket competition.
End of week Birthday Celebration with a healthy snack. Have a great Spring Break.
We began our week celebrating our learners in 3-5 for Living the Learner Profile.
Third grade thinkers kicked off their fundraiser. They are concerned about our planet and our responsibility to take care of it. The penny war is on to raise money for more recycling containers at our school. You can also use your penny to choose your favorite endangered species and they will also. donate to support the survival of that species. They also did a simulation to explore factors that influence survival in ecosystems.
More action to support the environment. Read these bumper stickers with a message.
Kindergarten is thinking and writing about our Earth too. They read The Lorax and they also "speak for the trees."
The Exhibition is off to a great start in Grade 5. Student researched ideas that might consider for their projects and parents joined them to learn, research and think. Check out our Exhibition page to keep updated on their projects.
More learning through play in Kindergarten.
Reading, writing and thinking about Math in Grade two.
Researching rocks and soil in MYP.
2nd grade thinkers design and create maps to help visitors find their way around our school.
The work of our third grade artists is on display at a local art gallery this weekend. Stop by and help support this creative fundraiser for the upcoming third grade musical.
Our teachers spent Friday collaborating and thinking about inquiry with teachers from Harper and OH Perry.
Check out the Campus Communicator here. Remember Student-led Conferences are this Wednesday. We look forward to seeing all our families to celebrate our learning this year.
It has been a great week full of collaboration, planning and working toward our goals. We are always developing self-management skills that include organizing, planning and goal setting. We are also working together and collaborating as we learn.
We started our work thinking about our Essential Agreements. We practiced communicating kindly and read the book All are Welcome and considered what it means to be inclusive.
We recognized our K-2 learners for Living the Learner Profile.
Seventh grade drummers set goals, organize and plan as they create music together. They sound great!
These artists show perseverance and time-management as they work on creating designs.
Around the school our learners are reading, writing, reflecting and planning to achieve goals.
These mathematicians are measuring and collecting data on height.
These thinkers are setting goals in writing and planning with graphic organizers. The checklist helps students make decisions about items they might include in their SeeSaw portfolio. Our grade 4 writers nominated classmates for the Living the Learner Profile Award and record the action they have taken.
Planning, writing and thinking.
A class created brain break with dancing and singing "We love Kindergarten".
Some fifth grade designers created this informative door design to celebrate women. They planned, organized and took action to make this research public. We can't wait to see what they come up with for Exhibition.
Please join us for Coffee Monday and morning meeting at 8:30 on Monday. Fifth grade parents are invited to our Exhibition kick- off at 9:00.
Our week began celebrating community. Many families stopped in for Coffee Monday and spent some time chatting before they joined us for K-5 Morning Meeting. Thanks to our PCO for organizing this time for parents to socialize and plan events.
We also welcomed Dr. Harlan Sands, President of Cleveland State University. Students created a timeline and displayed some facts about Dr. Sands, we discussed our partnership with CSU and toured the school. We are so fortunate to have a strong connection to Cleveland State and value our continued partnership.
Our grade two readers and writers presented their biography research for Black History Month. They were so excited to communicate and share their work when they arrived at school.
We were able to hear from a few of our 2nd graders as they presented their research. They also shared their work in the hallway as they reflected on their new knowledge.
Community members joined our third graders to share their knowledge and perspective during Black History Month.
Grade 5 designers continue to create these beautiful and informative posters to share knowledge and ideas around the school.
A first grade thinker read Henry's Freedom Box and suggested that the whole class needed to hear this story since it affected him so much. They spent time analyzing, reflecting, responding and exploring perspective.
We learn through play every day. Our thinkers create during their maker space time and analyze and reflect during Chess Club.
We explore Maths and patterns with the SET game.
These kindergarteners are learning as they work and shop in their classroom grocery store. Play provides time to develop and practice communication skills. Having paper and pencils everywhere encourages writing to communicate. These thinkers also created their own math games.
More Kindergarten creativity and play. This class of designers planned and created a classroom library with cards, employees and hours of operation. The book Ron's Big Mission inspired this thinking and action.
Investigating patterns in MYP Maths and a Math challenge from Mr. Brooks. He won the math challenge and a student has challenged him to a high kicks challenge. Building math skills and community.
More thinking and analyzing with Shakespeare in Grade 8 Language and Literature
Grade 5 explores function and connection with force and motion answering the question: How slow can you make the marble go?
Inquiry everywhere in the grade 5 classroom with research, experimenting, thinking and choices.
Our grade 5 thinkers are getting ready for Exhibition thinking about what they have learned and topics they would like to explore. We will celebrate the start of Exhibition at Morning Meeting on March 11th with an Exhibition meeting for Grade 5 students and parents at 9:00.
A caring grade 5 student created these thank you bags for the women at Norma Herr that worked on a community Art project with us.
Our Woodwind Chamber Group shared their beautiful music performing for Kindergarten students.
More project thinking and fun in Grade 8. Their CAS time is spent researching and planning for their Community Projects.
This Community Project group is working on creating an inviting library space on the MYP floor that is full of favorite books. They spent some time Friday afternoon organizing and adding books they donated to our collection.
These grade 8 student spent some time working on Design for their project at a district conference. They had a chance to think and collaborate with other middle school and high school students.
We were busy reading all week and ended the week as we celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday.