What a great time we had at grade 5 camp! Everyone should be well-recovered by now. From zip lining to meditating, we had a great time. Our cabins were nestled in the woods, surrounded by owls that hooted and frogs that sang. There was frisbee golf, plenty of places to play, good food and a […]
We are starting to investigate and plan out our teapot project. Now a worldwide phenomena, students at different schools design and create a package to hold a teapot that can be shipped safely to different countries. Students in 5B have started thinking about how to do this. Last week, we took a trip to Motomachi […]
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?
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, […]
What a busy week. Fun. Productive. Energizing. Caring. This week, some of the highlights: We raised 35,000 yen in 3 bake sales. All for Philippine relief for the typhoon. Plus, parents have matched donations, so in total, with parent donations: 130,000 yen! Thank you everyone who has been so supportive. Students have decided to hold […]
Tuesday, we visited the older people’s home near school to have a conversation with them about the past. Our unit, “Where We Are in Place and Time,” has led us into discoveries about how science has evolved and changed our lives. We’ve asked students at YIS, our parents, and other students around the world about […]
Love it when students take the initiative! Julynn made this video about Grade 5 camp. Take a look and see where we traveled and more–from a student’s perspective. Please comment about this great video!
As much as possible, we try to do authentic math inquiry, and shopping seemed like a perfect way to do it. The PTSA granted each classroom money to enhance reading areas, and the goal was to have students involved in the process. We began by thinking about what we wanted in a reading area and […]