Week three was full of celebrations, learning and action at Campus International. We started with our first PYP Morning Meeting and ending enjoying a beautiful and day the Blue Angels Practice. We are always looking to cultivate joy and enthusiasm. Ms. Beers shared her sign to remind us to learn and work with JOY every day.
Many families stopped in for Coffee Monday. Thanks to our Parent Caring Organization for this great opportunity for families to connect. Many stayed for our first Primary Years Morning Meeting which was full of celebrations.
Our meeting started with a beautiful piece on the violin played by Yu Tin Lee from the Cleveland Orchestra. Eloise shared a poem that she will also be reading at the Anisfield- Wolf Awards. Learn more the awards here.
Yameni shared some interesting reading from New York Time for Kids. Her highlights include what the truth is. "The truth is kids can make a difference right now." - New York Times
Marvelous, meaningful Monday continued with our MYP meeting. Students shared some of the action they took over the summer and worked in groups to reflect on our mission and provide input. Check out our revised mission to the right and thanks to all who for this great collaboration. Monday was a busy and productive day!
So much thinking and learning to celebrate this week
In MYP Mathematics, students read the room and make connections.
Questions and thinking in our units of Inquiry
Kindergarten students exploring procedures and community.
Second Grade exploring relationship sand attitudes.
Grade 5 thinking about interdependence, ecosystems and Sharing the Planet.
More joy around the school
Fourth Graders are caring and open-minded as they work together to find a game that is inclusive and fun.
Visitors from Alabama joined Mr. Bubbett this week and participated in teacher collaboration meetings.Third graders observed and recorded systems. MYP students explored art and connected pieces to the Learner Profile.We spent time researching, reading, investigating and performing and practicing music.
What happens to a wonder? In first grade, they wonder, search and make a plan or get a new idea.
Celebrating the new school year at the Family Picnic @Edgewater PArk
Mrs. Laughbaum' spirit club creating lettering and designing signs for around the school. We love reading! Check out Ms. Thomas's picks for MYP and students are suggesting "Ready Freddy".
Celebrating summer action and recognizing students who recorded and reflected on their action this summer in their journal.
We also took some time to dance and enjoy the music of Michael Jackson in the cafe and second grade teachers joined students for lunch bunch. We also watched the Blue Angels from the cafe and outside the school. Some classes walked to CSU to watch the planes read and write in journals. These third graders were on their way back, they didn't see any planes, but enjoyed learning outside and wondering about the air show and the jets.
It was another great week at Campus International as we continue to build community and set up the foundation for a great year. Many of our PYP students are exploring Who We Are in their first unit of inquiry and we continue to explore identity around the school. Team building and collaboration are a part of every student's day and as an IB school, we are also always working on the development of International- Mindedness and the Learner Profile.
ExPLORING INTERNATIONAL- MINDEDNESS IN GRADE 5
Students in Grade 5 explored International-Mindedness through some online research. They came to some interesting and insightful conclusions and made some great connections as they thought about open- mindedness and growth mindset. Check out their work below and they remembered to cite their source practicing academic honesty in their work.
We are inquirers.
First graders explore math. Some of our first graders found a stick that sparked their curiosity and generated many questions. Students stopped to wonder as they looked at photos on their way into the cafe. We also began to consider the purpose of art... which prompted both questions and opinions.
A space for curiosity ... Questions coming soon. We are already wondering about the two photos.
We are knowledgeable.
We are thinkers
Grade Four learners think creatively to analyze and model place value. MYP Design students think critically and creatively as they design floating crafts. We are also Reflective, considering how we learned, what we learned how we worked in groups as well as what worked and what didn't.
We are communicators.
Students participate in morning meeting each day to share, have class discussions, problem solve and have fun! Students in grade Two present Me Museums. Thirds graders are writing personal narratives and second graders discuss their books. we also continue to learn about and each other through our identity maps.
We are principled, open- minded and caring.
Thinking about and recording principled action that shows we care and think about the needs of others. Know- Care - Do.
Kaden in first grade created a bird's nest on the playground and Madeline used communication to help solve a problem with understanding. We work together in classrooms with honesty, fairness, compassion and respect for different points of view.
We are risk-takers.
Mistakes are valuable. Be courageous and take a risk in your learning, Third graders try out different plans to improve classroom systems.
We are balanced.
Campus International teachers enjoy playing softball on Friday night. MYP students choose activities during CAS time. Activities include creative writing, coding, dance, walking club and many more. Physical Education classes in PYP get moving in many ways and write and illustrate describing how they stayed active in the summer.
We are reflective.
We reflect often and in many ways. We reflect on how we do things, as we build and create in second grade, considering our strengths and weaknesses. In third grade, students reflect on classroom systems and make new plans. We record the many ways we reflect and teachers have been reflecting on our school mission and considering some small changes that reflect our changing and developing school and world. The reflection will continue this week at Monday Morning meeting with parents and students. Hope to see your there and at our first IB informational meeting- IB 101. It is coffee Monday and Morning Meeting starts @8:30. IB 101 will follow in the cafe around 9:00 am.
Hope to see everyone at the Family Picnic on Thursday!
It was a busy and exciting start to the school year. Our first week of school was full of curiosity, reading, thinking and collaboration as we get to know each other and think about the school year ahead. First and second graders started with a question and MYP design students are ready to think.
Kickin' it with Kenny from Fox 8 News was here was here to do a story on Davis Gerber, our new MYP Mathematics teacher. Check out the story.
So happy to have Davis as a part of our staff.
We start our day reading across the school. Students spend some time each morning with a self- selected book. We are hoping for everyone to have a book in their back pack everyday. We have lots of books to share with students donated by Cleveland Kids' Book Bank. Reading builds knowledge, empathy and helps us learn about the world and other people. Look who is reading.
Building community and exploring identity as we start the new year.
Grade 5 students created identity maps and then did a gallery walk to get to know each other and make connections.
More identity maps in Grade 3 and get to know Mrs. Humphrey and Ms. McCarthy through their identity maps.
Lots of questions and wonderings about the new school year as we build classrooms and communities full of voice, choice and collaboration. Check out some of our questions and thinking.
Exploring Essential Agreements.
We thought about how we learn and what helps us learn best and considered our worries and wonders. Starting our year with inquiry,
Exploring, investigating and asking more questions
Grade 8 students exploring what they can not see. Using observation, recording and experimenting to figure it out. How is this lab similar to studying more "real" problems? How do we study the inside of the earth? Like your pizza box we cannot see or touch the inside of the Earth. How do we know the Earth isn't hollow? Ms. Meyer's questions have us thinking.
Creating and exploring art and music.
We are a caring community.
Caring and kindness are everywhere and we are ready to take action. Can't wait to see our thinking. learning, caring and creativity all year!
The First day of school is almost here and we are so excited to see all of our explorers at Campus International on Monday, August 13th. We are looking forward to a year full of inquiry, learning, thinking, working together and having fun. Teachers and staff have been busy preparing, planning and learning and we can't wait to begin our 9th year at Campus International School. We started with just a few staff members serving around 125 students. Take a look at us now. Each row in the photo below represents a year in our history and the addition of more enthusiastic and knowledgeable educators. Check out our ABOUT page to learn more about our school, our history and the International Baccalaureate.
WHO WE ARE
We began our professional learning with an inquiry and a central idea:
Environment, relationships and actions reflect and promote beliefs and values. The staff of William Rainey Harper joined us to explore IB philosophy and inquiry. We explored the International Baccalaureate Mission and our beliefs and practice. We are so excited to have another CMSD school pursuing the IB programme.
Friday was a fun day for our staff and filled with more learning and inquiry as we expanded our understanding of international- mindedness and explored the culture and diversity in our city, Teachers were asked to explore culture and connection in collaborative teams and present ideas to the staff. We learned so much about our city and each other and met some new people. We also discovered some great ideas for connecting our learning to the community. The city of Cleveland is our campus!
Our staff also spent some time working together using some of our new materials for building, making and creating. All purchased with our Scholastic Book Fair Points. Thank you families for supporting our school and our readers.
See you on Monday!