Middle school students from Bayside are our life skill partners. Through this program our children are able to connect and learn from older SIS students. During these times the children are growing their skills in critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, communication, and socializing. Together the SIS community continues to grow, learn, and play!
Recently our PreK2 children began their exploration into their cultures and countries. Many parents came in over the last three weeks to share about their home cultures. The culmination of this learning took place at our International Parade, where the SIS community gathered together to celebrate our diversity.
Thus far in PE, PreK2 has worked on spacial awareness and their locomotor skills. We started with an understanding of what personal and general space is. We then began to apply these concepts to activities so we could move around and play safely. We are now focusing on locomotor skills such as jumping, skipping, and running. We have also included some manipulative skills with balls like rolling, throwing, and kicking. The students are progressing very well.
Creative Arts – Ms Lill
In the Creative Arts class the students of PreK2 have been exploring their voice as an instrument. We use our names to greet each other each class but also assign beats and tones to it and practice together. Our pitch exploration time has been including animals in the last month. They are beginning to make their own rising and falling pitches and the students lead the group rather than the teacher in creating new ways to practice. We close with “song tales”, poems and movement set to classical music.
During our art exploration this fall we have added more and more areas and materials for the students to chose from. They are sharing their ideas, stories and self expression through paints, oil pastels, drawings, sculpting and beading.
This first part of the year explores inquiries into: Carrying out daily class routines with increasing independence Our responsibilities as a pro-active member of the class Building a caring learning community. Identities, ownership, family members, and culture. Exploring these inquiries … Continue reading →
Early Primary students had a fun and exciting Halloween at SIS. The morning started with a parade to display all the fun costumes that the children were wearing. The PSA set up different centers of games, snacks, crafts and story time. When parents come to SIS to lead activities, it helps build a stronger bridge between home and school. It also helps build the conceptual understanding of “Community” with the younger children.
This week we are focusing in on Math. PreK2 is exploring classification, geometry, numeracy, spacial understanding, logical thinking, and more. The children are working with a variety of tools, games, and activities to further their numeral understanding. All PreK2 children are continuinally to grow from playing, discovering, and learning!
Thank you parents for helping make Learning Comes Alive so successful last week! The children were so excited to show you what we’ve been up to. The family/school partnership is so important. We appreciate your continued support!