Class Meetings

I’ve been running class meetings for years now. It started out as a Monday morning meeting. My usual question is “What did you do over the weekend?” I had a class of very social kids many years ago, and they needed that time to talk. Now it’s developed into something more. We’re meeting Mondays and […]

Bake Sale for the Philippines

This week is the bake sale for the Philippines. All profits raised will go directly to Cebu International School so they can buy supplies for some hard hit areas of the Philippines. Here’s a great trailer about our bake sale and the reasons why, by one of our own students, Eddie: Bake Sale from YIS […]

More great book trailers

Students have finished their book trailers for the literature circle book, and they’re fantastic. What kind of feedback could you give? Do you want to read the book? Why or why not? Eric, Manami, Risa, Theo Haikal, Jaehyun, Rio, Yoshie Nora, Sarasa, Jesper, Koki Missing from YIS Academics on Vimeo.

Book Trailers!

Students have finished their first book trailers from their literature circle books. They look great! Here are the first ones coming in. What do you think? Would you like to read the book? Operation Redwood: Keita, Aino, Kai Operation Redwood from YIS Academics on Vimeo. Leepike Ridge: Caleb, Maia, Kalea, Eddie leepike ridge from YIS […]

Thinking Through Math

For about 2 1/2 hours this week, students thought through a complex Math problem called “The Locker Problem.” The problem relates to numbers: factors, multiples, squares and primes but there’s no easy answers. In groups, students went through the process of solving a big problem. They tried different strategies; they worked collaboratively. They found patterns, […]