Week of January 13-17

January 21st, 2014

Dear parents We had a short but eventful week in school. In math, students are continuing to developing their skills as they continue with Unit 5. 4th graders revised an algorithm for multiplication for bigger numbers. The are also learning place value up to billions! 5th graders continue to work with fractions, percentages and decimals Read More »

Week of January 6-10

January 10th, 2014

Welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic break and enjoyed the holidays with your family! We got off to a great start this week as we continued to inquire about geography through literacy developing activities. Students read information from their geography packets, answered reading comprehension questions and made charts to demonstrate their understanding of Read More »

Week of December 16 to 20

December 20th, 2013

Hello parents We had a very interesting week! In math we started unit 5. The fourth graders are reviewing basic extended multiplication operations and learning new methods for multiplying and estimating. The fifth graders are reviewing comparing fractions and mixed numbers. In our unit of inquiry,  students are researching basic and important facts from one Read More »

Week of December 9-13

December 13th, 2013

This week was full of creative activities! Students worked hard to rehearse and practice for the MCT play and the performances were spectactular! When students weren’t at MCT practice, they worked in centers related to math, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, inquiry and more! 4th grade students are starting to inquire about a country for their Read More »

Week of December 2 to 6

December 6th, 2013

Hello Parents We had a very interesting week, with many events and new activities. In Spanish, fourth graders are working on creative writing. They are writing their outlines and first drafts, creating complex stories and exploring their imagination. Fifth graders, on the other hand, started their PYP Exhibition and they are incredibly excited about it. Read More »

Unit 2 Student Reflections

November 26th, 2013

As we finished the unit on “How We Organize Ourselves,” students wrote reflections about what they learned and what they enjoyed about the unit. Piper I loved the unit about the Pre-Colombian cultures. We learned about the Inca, Maya and Aztecs. At the end of each week, we would write about the culture, the religion, Read More »

Week of November 18 – 22

November 22nd, 2013

We had another busy week in the 4th/5th grade classroom at MIS! Students continued to explore Inca civilization by reading myths from this society and acting out information about their religion, political system, culture and history. Students were very creative as they wrote and enacted the concepts they learned. Students also started to work on Read More »

Week of November 11 to 15

November 15th, 2013

Dear Parents We had a great week. On Tuesday we had our MCT auditions and all the kids had a great part to play. It’s great to see the kids invested in theater! In Spanish we continued working on our own myths and legends. We are polishing out written work, making sure they are clear and Read More »

Week of November 4 – 8

November 8th, 2013

This week in PYP students continued their exploration of the Aztec civilization by inquiring and creating posters based on the information they gleaned from the text. Students presented their information to the rest of the class who took notes. Students watched a video about the Aztecs and became experts on different pre-Colombian traditions. Next week students Read More »

Week of October 28 – November 1st

October 31st, 2013

Hello Parents We had a very interesting week. We continued working on our Unit of Inquiry about ancient precolonial civilizations. We started to talk about the Aztec civilization, their governments, their religion, their art and language. The kids have to become ‘experts’ in this topic and present it to their peers. We have started working Read More »

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