May 21, 2018

Restaurant Wars continue!  This week, students in Emmarose's group completed their blueprints, and began to construct three dimensional models of their tiny restaurants.  Inspired by the guiding question, What is the relationship between producers and consumers?,...

Over the past few weeks students have been working to design and create their ideas for cereal companies.  Each group has finalized their ideas and completed their cereal boxes. Currently, they are in the process of thinking critically about what their cereal boxes and...

May 17, 2018

Wondering why we are playing with representing numbers in all grades from K through 5?  We believe that children need opportunities to internalize many different ways that number are represented.  Not only does this practice build fluency with number recognition, but i...

Last Friday, Emmarose and Paiges' groups had the opportunity to visit with guest speaker and parent, John Tompkins, who is a neuroscientist at UCLA.  First, students were able to see how knowledge of the body systems can lead to a career outside of healthcare professio...

This week students continued their exploration of visual representation of numbers through a fun game from youcubed.org.  Students used their knowledge of factors and strategy to play Factor Connect Four.  They drew a card from the deck and identified what larger numbe...

May 10, 2018

It’s never too late to slow down.  You’ll be surprised what else you see when you just pause.  Believe us…we tried it!  

As summer approaches, we feel warmth and excitement in the air.  Lately, the energy in Brie’s room has matched the squawking of the parakee...

May 5, 2018

The restaurants are taking shape!  With final restaurant names decided on, students embarked on the task of creating a logo for their restaurants.  This week, students in Emmarose's group worked through the Design Thinking Toolkit with their restaurant logos, movi...

May 4, 2018

During Communication Literacy Paige's group has been engaged in a case study on biographies. The students have used biographies as a way to explore an author's purpose of informing an audience. 

During group debriefs, students observed that biographies do more than teac...

May 4, 2018

Can you see above the table when you are hiding below?  Brie’s group began the week making adjustments to their periscopes with more reflective mirrors.  They played a game where they hid and used their periscopes to identify colored magnet tiles above the table!  Wond...

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This week in Patterns and Modeling, students worked on an activity from Jo Boaler's, YouCubed. Students were presented with a number visual, showing different dot patterns that represent a number.  They were invited to explore this depiction of numbers...

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