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The “2018” problem is a good example of how problem based learning (PBL) happens in 6th grade math. In a PBL based math classroom, the focus is on unique problems that teach content and skills in a student-centered manner.
The Puma and Jaguar kindergarten students know all about growing! Not only are they growing as readers, writers, mathematicians, community members and friends, they are also growing their very own seeds. Recently, they planted lima bean and pinto bean seeds in the Outdoor Classroom.
Without knowing the world their future-adults will live in, how can teachers possibly prepare their students to live meaningful and productive lives when they get older?
Recently, some upper grades students in the Mandarin Chinese track spent their class period interviewing Chinese-speaking teachers. Each of them interviewed two teachers in the building and asked 15 questions. Remarkably, all these students are taking Chinese level one; they had only attended five Chinese classes before the interviews! How did they accomplish this? By using Pinyin as the tool for the interviews.
Self-portraits in art classes are very common, but students in grades 2 through 5 in the Lower Division art have recently completed a fun and “laughable” twist on this age-old assignment.
Last spring, the entire 8th grade participated in an interdisciplinary project called the Big App: Here is New York. Through this project, each student created and published an app that highlighted communities in New York City.
Learning to ask and answer directional questions is viewed by some as the most important skill needed to survive abroad. If you lose your way, you need to understand someone when they give you an answer more complex than a finger pointing in a general direction. If applied in context, learning these skills can prove to be quite fun.
This fall, the 2nd graders in the Jellyfish and Manta Ray classes are building the classroom of their dreams.