April 29, 2018

This week, Emmarose's group joined together to collect information on as many different kinds of restaurants as they could.  They made restaurant observations and worked in groups to complete some restaurant research.  They focused on theme, interior design, menu offer...

April 28, 2018

Constructivist learning requires that students have experiences and draw connections between them. Making observations and reflecting on what we learn are central practices at the Sycamore School.  Brie Tompkins gives her students many opportunities to interact with th...

Over the past few weeks, students have explored the big picture question, "What is the relationship between producers and consumers?"  To address this question, students defined the terms, consumer and producer and discussed the concept of marketing.  What does marketi...

April 22, 2018

Brie’s group will be exploring Light and Colors this semester!  Their investigations over the coming weeks will deepen their understanding of light, shadows, reflection, refraction, and colors.  Their research began with asking questions.  What do you wonder about?...

April 22, 2018

This quarter, Emmarose's group will be examining the essential question, What is the relationship between the producer and the consumer? 

While many producer/consumer relationships are focused on products, Emmarose's group will be exploring how experiences can also be p...

April 22, 2018

The Clubhouse and Paige's group kicked off the Quarter 4 theme by examining the essential question, "What is the relationship between producers and consumers?"  They began by questioning the definition of the terms "producer" and "consumer" and observed various ways th...

April 15, 2018

Shape Ninjas are up for the challenge!

Brie's ninjas rose to the challenge to define shapes together.  They were asked, “How do you know it is a square?”  With one hand at all times on their connected rope, they shared ideas and made suggestions to each other about how...

April 15, 2018

We are excited to be back from Spring Break and start digging in to 4th quarter. Our work this quarter will be centered around exploring the essential question "What is the relationship between the producer and the consumer?"  Students will be utilizing the communicati...

April 2, 2018

Clubhouse students were eager to share all of their hard work at their exhibition!  To conclude their study of the California Missions, students created first person diary accounts, persuasive paragraphs, topographical maps, blueprints, and a model of their own 22nd mi...

April 1, 2018

This quarter, Emmarose’s group focused on the driving question "how do people come together to do great things?" by diving in to design thinking.

They began their study by exploring their own strengths and challenges.  They channeled these observations into the creation...

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