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Data Analysis

Ravenclaws, please use this source for your earthquake data analysis this week. Use this source for paper airplanes if you find it difficult to create your own from scratch. Read full article »

International Day Concert

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Sports Day!

The Ravenclaws had a blast during Sports Day this year. They even choreographed a dance to Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift, and performed in front of the ES to a ruckus of cheers and applause. The Ravenclaws showed tremendous sportsmanship and positivity throughout the day. Enjoy the photos and the video! Read full article »

9 and 4 Collaboration

So, how did you find the experience of sharing your migration story with a ninth grader? State a reaction, a wondering or a discovery you made. Mira: "The ninth graders were not as scary as I thought they would be. My partner made me feel comfortable and we shared some connections." Callum: "My partner thought my story was really good." Robert: "I realized Read full article »

How do writers learn from other writers?

"They help each other become more aware that there is a balance between feeling and telling statements when they are writing." -Mira & Stella "They help spot errors in capitalization, punctuation and spelling." -Callum & Vidyut "Writers can inspire other writers." -Jacob & Dylan "Writers give each other advice, like to add more interesting details." -Robert & Ted "Writers might feel inspired to write Read full article »

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Literacy this year will involve: Thinking like an author, book clubs, genre studies, creating or maintaining a passion for reading, reading responses, developing effective communication skills, planning presentations, using appropriate resources, developing interesting vocabulary, enriching voice, finding purpose within reading and writing, and integrating IT skills.


Numeracy this year will revolve around: Core concepts from Investigations and Erma Andersen, Marcy Cook critical thinking and exploratory games, inquiry-based projects and integrating IT skills.

Units of Inquiry

Our units this year will include: Learning to Learn Together: Creating a Classroom Community, Media Literacy, Migration, Child Rights and Thinking Like a Scientist.