Thanks to all of the parents who attended this week’s Parent Introduction to the PYP Exhibition. It was great to see everyone, and students said they enjoyed having conversations with their parents about their interests. For those of you that couldn’t make it, here is the slideshow with text below. Students are all excited about […]
This week, students presented their science investigations about energy. Their goal was to create an investigation that showed how energy changed and to be able to explain it. Grade 4 came to see the experiments, along with teachers and administrators. The students enjoyed showing their projects and also got some insight into how to present […]
After our walking field trip last week, students reflected how their ride exemplified energy. Here are their thoughts. We also discussed how this is a published piece. How does the writing hold up as well?
Students, the 5B science fair is coming. It’s time to show us what you’ve learned about energy. All you need is an investigation, attention to detail, everything documented and practice presenting. We will be presenting to another class on Monday, Jan. 27th. Next week, there will be time to work on it, but you might […]
As we are working on writing fiction in our writing workshop, we invited Mr. Kew, high school teacher and author, to talk to us about the stories he writes and where ideas come from. He gave his top tips: Write pictures with words Get ideas from everywhere: books, TV, new stories, photos, paintings Come up […]
Today we headed out into the bitter cold for a good, brisk walk to downtown Yokohama. Students carried pedometers or iPhones with apps as we headed out to see how much energy we use walking. It was a good walk: quiet, along the bay. We finished our walk at the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, […]
Today, on my way home, I stopped, dumbfounded. The hill near my house had been stripped–of bushes and trees. We had received a notice in Japanese that it was going to happen, but I didn’t understand the implications. Reinforcements is what I remember they were doing, shoring up the hill. Somehow that now translates to […]
What did you do in school today? We watched ice melt…and raisins dance. Science has been happening all over this week. We’ve been asking questions, predicting what might happen, taking some close observations, and then reflecting on what we think happened…and of course, asking more questions. There was some roller coaster building. How do you […]
A great start to the New Year. Time to read some traditional tales from all over the world with our grade 2 buddies. Reading with Our Buddies on PhotoPeach http://photopeach.com/embed/whp9jf
For the next several weeks, let’s wonder. What are things you’ve always had questions about? Check out Wonderopolis and do some wonderings in your journal. Here are the pages for this week: 3 Wonders I’ve Explored Favorite Wonder and Reason My wonderings Information I’ve already figured out. Enjoy! Keep wondering!