Each week Middle School Art Teacher Petr Dmitriov sets students a challenge. Students have to interpret a piece of his art to replicate in a style all of their own. Mr. D’s is the first photo, there follows a selection of student art.
Here are just a few remarkable stories of learning that our entire community should celebrate. Stay tuned for regular updates!
I’m on the steering committee for ELMLE, a conference for middle School educators. Our 2021 conference was meant to be held in Malta (though of course this has now had to be transformed into a virtual conference). Instead of coming up with our Malta logo ourselves, we decided to have students design logos in a competition […]
“What’s this?” I held up a rather squashy-faced, plasticine-crafted figure up to the camera. An awkward pause. “A chicken?” one student tentatively asked. After a fair amount of giggling, it was determined to be an “armed head” – one of the three “apparitions” shown in Act 4 of Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. In the time Grade […]
Grade 8 Social Studies recently concluded a unit on Social Media. The students developed research questions and completed background research on their individual topics. The final step of was to create a social media PSA incorporating an infographic to support their position on their research question. The overall goal was to see how we can be […]
As we continue being home learners, and away from each other there was a moment of reflection. When we learn from school we share some common elements – we sit in similar rooms, we play in the same playground, we get to eat on similar looking tables and we see and share the same environment. BUT NOW […]
In grade 7 science, students are finishing their food science unit by comparing nutritional guidelines from around the world, and constructing our own poster to hang in their own kitchen in these distance learning days. This unit is aimed at empowering students to make informed, healthy, and balanced decisions about their diet.
The Elementary School at ISP uses Seesaw software throughout the school year. Under distance learning, however, the use of Seesaw has increased substantially. In the last month Seesaw has registered almost 4,500 new items have been posted regarding Grades 1-5, with almost 800 times parents have logged in to track their children’s work. The platform […]
The Grade 5 Personal Inquiry Project is when Upper Elementary students take the lead and research deeply into a topic that they are passionate about. Grade 5 educators are working with one of the 5th grader’s PIP, who is fascinated by art, to show evidence of their learning. I am putting together an Art Catalog […]
Here is a new fitness activity “4 of Hearts” that was introduced to Middle School P.E lessons. Below is an explanation video (with a bit of Bee Gees music to get everyone in the mood!!!!). There are also two screen casting videos of Grade 6 PE lessons doing 4 of Hearts! Sue Rabjohn, MS Physical Education […]