Before visiting the Nogeyama Zoo, second grade spent an hour or so looking at the list of species we would encounter, and finding images of them in their natural habitats. We printed several dozen of these and made a book of them to bring with us to compare with their zoo enclosures. Shortly after arriving, [...]
Images from last week’s Sports Day, originally published on Ms Buehler’s PE blog. What a great day! Elementary Sports Day: K-2 on PhotoPeach
As we start to consider ideas relating to our new unit of inquiry “Human activities can challenge plant and animal survival”, we decided to start by learning about species and habitats in our own backyard. 2R students borrowed a stack of iPads from kindergarten and headed out to the nearby park. In partners, they had [...]
Extending from our study of place value several students have taken on the challenge to show 10,000 of something… anything. As they complete these shares they’ll be using fotobabble to publish them to the 2R Twitter-feed (viewable on the left sidebar of our blog). As a taster… Here is one by Lars, completed this morning! [...]
Throughout this unit of inquiry we’ve explored a wide range of communications. Last week, with our strong foundation established, each student chose a variety of communication that they really wanted to dig into. From sign language to ink-making to Morse code each student spent time considering what experiments and observations they could attempt, what media [...]
It’s time to move your body 2R! Here is the video, so you can practice at home and during your free time! Practice hard so that you can help teach the kindergarteners and first graders! A big thanks to Kirra, Ryuta, and Kayleigh for leading us!
Some videos from Japanese class. Originally shared on Kaori-sensei’s blog. Lars-spring break from YIS Academics on Vimeo. Joowon-spring break from YIS Academics on Vimeo.
2R have had several opportunities over the past weeks to be the audience for older YIS students. First, a week ago at the IB Diploma students Art Exhibit and then today for a taste of the grade five exhibition. All these experiences will contribute to students sense of how to approach and design exhibitions of [...]