Sena Chang (grade 5) shares her essay on the ASIJ School in Cambodia—a school that from 2009-2012 ASIJ students raised $19,000 to help build. In April, as part of a social studies unit on global responsibility, Sena became interested in the UN global goal of quality education. The goal of the essays assigned in the social studies unit was for students to draw on what they learned about how people make a difference and come up with some ways they might help raise awareness and mobilize people to act. Continue reading
Sophomore Astrid Wihman writes about the Model UN’s recent trip to Shanghai to participate in the Concordia International School of Shanghai Model United Nations Conference (CISSMUN).
Tricia Apel (elementary/high school math) explores the meaningful use of technology in learning and details, along with Tracey Reed (elementary school instructional technology), how they use an app called EDpuzzle to help students understand math. Continue reading
The Middle and High School welcomed two special guests on the week of November 15. Matt Dickinson, filmmaker, writer and adventurer, spoke with students on key points in his career and life, including his summit of Mount Everest while author Ruth Eastham conducted several writing workshops in the middle school. Continue reading
Heidi L’Heureux (kindergarten teacher) tells the story of her kindergarten class’ learning adventure leading up to and after a visit from an unusual pet.
Squeals and laughter came from the kindergarten classroom as our young learners pounded, kneaded and rolled bread dough, forming the sticky balls into long squiggly snakes. “It looks like Mojave!” shouted one child. Mojave, Kate’s python, had come to our classroom earlier that day. His long awaited visit had come after weeks of investigating and learning about snakes.
“Why are you learning about snakes?” many have asked. The story goes like this… Continue reading