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Dec
21

Happy Holidays!

We have been working with understanding place value. We have discussed how each digit has a value and this helps us to determine which one is greater, less, or in some cases equal. We focused on using the appropriate symbols and language: greater than, less than, and equal to. We had special guests in our classroom, […]

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Dec
02

Unit Celebration: Personal Histories Museum

We were very excited to prepare our Personal Histories Museum with our very own personal artifacts. We took some time to practice with each other before sharing with our parents. Thank you parents for your support and joining us for our unit celebration. We love having the opportunity to share our learning experiences from the […]

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Nov
25

Happy Thanksgiving!

One of the skills under our math strand operations and algebraic thinking is understanding even and odd numbers. We discussed that even numbers end with 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0, whereas odd numbers end with 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9. We enjoyed playing a game in which we rolled a die to come […]

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Nov
18

Artifacts!

  We continue to have fun in our literacy block. We love reading books together!  We continued this week sharing about our personal artifacts. We love hearing the stories behind the artifacts. We learned about Rock’s modern book, Angelina’s special piggy bank, Zoey’s pre-birth frame, Anna’s baby blanket, Avery’s Japanese books, Cheng Rui’s soldier artifact, […]

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Nov
11

Artifacts…

  We started our week sharing about our personal artifacts. This week we heard about Steven’s stamp book, Rachel’s special necklace, Michael’s family book, and Eric’s souvenir. We look forward to hearing about more personal artifacts next week.  We unscrambled the second and third lines of inquiry. We discussed about how our personal artifacts tell […]

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Nov
04

Where We Are in Time and Place

      A special thank you to Ms. Jamie and MYP Grade 9 students for bringing to life another great Montessori story, The Timeline of Life. This story fits very well with our current unit of inquiry, Where We are in Time and Place, because it’s showing the progression of life through time. It […]

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Oct
21

Who We Are: Unit Celebration & Wellness Fair

We had a successful Unit Celebration (Who We Are: Healthy Choices) with our parents and hosted a school wide Wellness Fair in collaboration with our friends from Grades 4 and 5. We organized ourselves in five booths: yoga, mandalas, food pyramid, dental hygiene, and germs. Despite the busyness of it all, we truly enjoyed sharing […]

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Sep
22

International Peace Day!

We had quite an eventful short school week. We kicked off our week learning about Mexican Independence Day celebrated in Mexico on September 16th. We made connections about what the colors on a flag represent and realized that people of every country are hopeful for a peaceful future. We shared our ideas about what freedom […]

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Jun
02

Unit Celebration for Sharing the Planet!

As we wrapped up our unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet, we took some time to record in our pictionary the academic language that guided our inquiry: interdependence, survive, adapt, ecosystem, flora, fauna, and human interaction. Eric (Sunflower) explained beautifully to the class what interdependence meant by using the example of a tree providing fruit […]

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May
27

Building the summative…

We began our week with Ms. Patricia & Ms. LiYan presenting the Creation Story. We all really enjoyed the narrative and the experiments presented to help us see it in a different perspective. We are continuing to grow as readers and writers in our Literacy Circles and some of our friends are now choosing their […]

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