Kindergarten

Kindergarten - March 15, 2019

Exploring Nature

The Kindergarteners went for a nature walk to explore the outdoors using their senses. This prepared and inspired students for their creative writing class.


STEM Update: Towers

In STEM class this week, the Kindergarten students welcomed another group of third year Lower Elementary students. Together, they looked at various iconic towers from around the world, discussed some structural elements and then proceeded to build their own towers using pipe cleaners, toothpicks, model magic and tape. At the end of the class, they measured the heights of their towers and discussed some of the challenges they faced.


Cubetto

This week in Coding class the Kindergarteners were introduced to a new map for Cubetto. Now Cubetto is lost in the big city!

Kindergarten - March 8, 2019

Building Bridges

In their STEM class this week, the Kindergarten students welcomed surprise visitors - Ms. Susan and a group of third year Lower Elementary students! The Kindergarteners collaborated with the older students to build different types of bridges using just straws and tape. As part of the challenge, their bridges had to be strong enough to carry the weight of a cup of coins.

Kindergarten - February 28, 2019

Empowering Writers Workshop

During their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarteners identified the critical elements of a story and some students created their own stories using the vocabulary learned in the sessions.


Coding: Memory Activity

As part of their Coding curriculum, this week the Kindergarten students worked on a memory activity. They were shown a series of pictures and then asked them to draw them exactly as they remembered.


STEM Class: Bridge Types

This week the Kindergarten students talked about bridges during STEM class. After learning about the five main types of bridges and looking at pictures of famous bridges around the world and the New York area, the students used just craft sticks and tape to create their own versions of bridges.

Kindergarten - February 22, 2019

Pet Homes

Continuing with the theme of pet homes, the Kindergarten students collaborated in small groups to build different pet homes this week. In addition to building the structure, they added comfort items for their pets and decorated the homes.


Empowering Writers

In their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarteners worked on characters, settings and objects of stories.

Kindergarten - February 14, 2019

Coding With Cubetto

In Coding class the Kindergarteners finished their first booklet of programming Cubetto. Next week they begin another coding project to send Cubetto to a new place.


Creative Writing

The Kindergarteners learned some new words and used them in context. They used props to emphasize the characters, problem and solution of famous stories and then illustrated these main parts.

Kindergarten - February 8, 2019

STEM Class: Model Homes

In their STEM class this week, the Kindergarten students started building model homes for their pets. After discussing the structural elements of each home, they worked in groups to build an aquarium, a cat condo, a bird cage and a dog house. After completing the structures, they decorated and added to the comfort of the homes.


Character, Setting, & Object

As part of their Empowering Writers workshop, some Kindergarteners worked on the concept of “character, setting and object” of a story while other students worked on “character, problem and solution”.

Kindergarten - February 1, 2019

Our Friend Cubetto

This week in their Coding class, the Kindergarteners were introduced to their wooden robot Cubetto and they loved it!


STEM Update: Paper Cup Towers

In STEM class, the Kindergarten students worked in groups to build towers using only paper cups. They understood the importance of a strong foundation for their tower and the value of team work and they enjoyed the challenge tremendously!


Identifying the Part of a Story

The Kindergarteners enjoyed identifying the characters, problems and solutions of a variety of books. They continued learning new words and using them in their work.

Kindergarten - January 25, 2019

STEM Update: House of the World

The Kindergarten students were excited to welcome a special visitor for STEM class: Mr. Adam, the Middle School IB Science teacher! They discussed ‘Houses of the World’. After they talked about the unique features of various houses from different parts of the world, including an igloo, a house on stilts, a chateau and a yurt, the children worked in groups to build their own examples of houses.


Empowering Writers

The Kindergarten Empowering Writers workshop focused on the beginning, middle and end of a story as well as identifying the character, problem and solution of a story.

Kindergarten - January 18, 2019

Creative Writing

The Kindergarten students were engaged and excited to revise and revisit different writing concepts.


Empowering Writers Workshop

In their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarten students worked on identifying the characters, problems and solutions of different stories.


Coding Class

This week in Coding class the Kindergarten students reviewed the topics covered before the holiday break.

Kindergarten - January 11, 2019

STEM Update: Building a Sled

In STEM class this week, the Kindergarten students worked in large groups to build a sled, a person to fit in the sled and a ramp for the sled. Working in smaller sub-groups within a large group offered a new challenge for them. The groups tested their models and made modifications in order to achieve a successful end result.

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Coding Class: Tangram Worksheet

This week in Coding class the Kindergartners reviewed decomposition and composition of a tangram worksheet. They were tasked with cutting it out into separate pieces and building it back together on a separate piece of construction paper.


Writing WorkShop

The students were excited to revisit creative writing concepts.

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