The Fishing Industry

Today students watched another perspective about fishing and had a lot of comments. Why? Really? Hoping they comment below. We discussed how fish is so important to Japan and other countries. Like any natural resource, though, we’re learning that there are two sides of the issue. This National Geographic movie tells another story. What do […]

1,000 Cranes Finished

A long project, but a fulfilling one. Today, we sent off our 1,000 cranes to one of our adopted schools in Ishinomaki. Starting with our read of Sadako and the Thousand Cranes and four months of crane making, we finished. Students loved the project and feel good about where they are sending them. Nyah wrote a […]

Homework and Responsibility

It’s the end of the year, and students are gearing up for their next adventure: Middle School. Responsibility, one of those key components of the IB has been so evident this year, especially during the Exhibition. Now, as we approach the end of the year and short weeks, I’ve given students the responsibility of figuring […]

The Computer’s Innerds

This week, one of our IT people, Aaron, came in to show students what makes up a computer. We’ve been studying natural resources during our unit on “How We Organize Ourselves,” and we started off the unit by thinking about where our “stuff” comes from. Students, fascinated by the computer, wrote down that a computer […]