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.
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More action in K- 2 with the pajama drive... see details below.
It was a short week for students, but a balanced one.
One of the IB Learner Profile attributes is Balanced. According to the IB, "We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live."
We saw many signs of balance across the school as we learned about ourselves and others and had some fun with friends at our '80's Dance.
Change is a key concept in PYP and MYP.
Change is always happening. We think about the question: How is it changing?
Everything is always in a state of transformation from one state to another. This happens to everything and everyone. We see change all around. our school.
These K-2 students are growing and changing. They were recognized for the development of various attributes of the Learner Profile.
Feedback and communication in Language and Literature
MYP students continue to explore theme and creativity with shared responses and post- it feedback to encourage growth and celebrate learning.
MYP students stay balanced during CAS and one group is continuing to collect donations for the shelter across the street. Please consider donating personal products such as shampoo, deodorant and soap.
A visitor from CSU has also asked our middle school students to participate in a survey for his research.
Teachers working on tuesday
Teachers thinking on their professional day on Tuesday -reflecting and making changes to meet student needs. We also remembered to make time to vote.
Studying change and living things
Kindergarteners explore living things and notice change. They also found some balance in a trip to Shaker Lakes.
Ms. Sammon brought one of chickens she rescued to visit with our Grade Two inquirers. They explored the life cycle of a chicken and asked many great questions.
Reflecting on our book characters
First grade readers and writers
aFirst grade readers and writers grow and change. They are reading and writing more every day. Reading is also a great way to stay balanced
Math in the morning
One inquirer is learning everything about math and one of our Campus International High School students works on math facts with Grade 2.
Kindergarten writing and drawing about change
How did the squirrel change his routine?
Finding squares everywhere and planning
Grade two mathematicians look for squares, while our MYP students create squares. These fifth graders are writing and planning during their recess.
Change over time ... Dance- A- Thon Celebrates the '80's
We had a great time celebrating the 1980's and staying balanced at our annual Dance - a -Thon and made close to $20,000 for our school.
Change the world with your message
These students share their ideas with their t- shirts. We can all " be a bestie"... "share a smile" and "make peace happen". We can also share our school spirit with a CIS temporary tattoo.
FUn with the CAvs scream team
The Cavs screamed team kindly joined us again for dancing and fun and they gave away a few great prizes.
Grade 8 at the library
Some of our Grade 8 Learners attended an event at the Cleveland Public Library to learn about Women in World War II to end their week and to make a truly balanced day.
Our Key ConCept is cONNECtion
All units of inquiry in PYP and MYP explore key concepts and related concepts. Over the next few weeks we will explore these concepts around the school starting with CONNECTION.
How is it linked to other things?
The understanding that we live in a world of interacting systems in which the actions of any individual element affect others.
Orchestra and Choir
A perfect example of connection. Each element, instrument and voice is connected through the beautiful music performed. How is the audience connected to the music?
COllage in MYP VISUAL ART
Artists consider composition, scale, narrative and audience to communicate the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations.
These artists are using Photoshop to create visual collages that demonstrate the connection between elements of art and the connection between life and art.
COnnecting to Creativity in Grade 6 Language and Literature
Connection in where we are in place and time
More exploring the connection between migration and circumstances in grade 4. Images can connect our thinking and our questions.
Making connections across the community
,We welcomed visitors from the community at MYP Monday meeting. A student from John Hay School of Architecture and Design spoke about working hard and remaining positive. We also furthered our connection with our neighbor, the Norma Herr Women's Shelter, across the street. Our MYP students explored multiple perspectives and increased understanding about the circumstances of those around us. Our speakers reminded us of the valuable service the shelter provides and reminded us to help where we can and treat others as we would like to be treated,
Connections to Characters and Character
Our annual celebration of Book Character Day was awesome and illustrated the connections we make to our reading and the characters in our books everyday and the connection between books and our world. Reading can change your world.
Our readers and thinkers also analyzed characters and connected characters to the Learner Profile. We learned about so many fictional characters and people from history and today that live the Learner Profile and make the world a better place. We also had a visit from the Book Fairy.
Reading and finding great books in the library and flashlight reading fun:)
Environments change over time
Grade 2 researchers discover living things and the causes and effects of change and cycle. Their inquiry connects change to human activities.
MYP DEsign... Flying spider catapults
These designers explore the connection between design and effects.
Our Grade 8 action takers are in the beginning stages of their community project. They are making connections between their learning and the world, Our thinkers also consider their own beliefs and values as they make decisions on the direction of this long term, mostly independent project. We are also fortunate to have a strong connection to CSU students as they mentor students.
Community in Grade 1
These learners explore the connection between people, activities and events as they pull learning together in their summative assessment and create buildings in art. Connections are made across all subject areas.
One of our first graders shared this cool craft and they connected to these critter to adjectives to describe how they look
The development of civilizations in Grade 5
Exploring Where We Are in Place and Time and connecting civilizations from the past to today. Where do we see the influence of early civilizations in our world? Readers and inquirers connect current events to our learning. exploring latitude and longitude with pumpkins- what is the connection between where you live and the society that develops along with everyday life?
GEt out the vote- your vote is your voice
Thanks to some dedicated parents and students for organizing this great Get out the Vote event to promote early voting and highlight the connection between democracy, action, your vote and your voice. We welcomed non- partisan CSU Democracy Fellows and learned about voting through some great books. Students created pins, stickers and posters to remind everyone of the importance of voting and our high steepers cheered as parents headed to the Board of Elections to cast their vote. The connection between our learning the lB Learner Profile and life.
MoRE Connection ANd Action to end our week
Camus International High School ninth graders come back to visit in the morning to read with second graders and plan a new environmental club.
SUpport our students and our school
ThIS PCO event is always so much fun and this year we are going 80's. Please consider making a donation and spread the word to family and friends. Our goal is $25,000. This will go a long way to support our students in their classrooms through increased access to technology as well as other materials, programs and field trips that connect our learning to the world and increase international-mindedness.
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