One way Elementary and Abbot house is building community at ISK is through reading buddies! Grade 5A and EY meet each month to share their love of reading and learn from eachother. This month, both classess are studying fantasy and fairy tales in their own way, and met to read some of their favorites while playing musical books!
Grade 10 history students prepared posters about major events of World War II and became experts on a chosen topic. The posters were hung in the hallway and in the history room on display for all students to see. During history classes, the students gave a tour and guided the class through the exhibition. We all learned more about World War II through this activity. Thanks Grade 10!
Two students from Grade 9, Maciek Guzik and Jakub Janas, qualified to the second round of the Polish National Math Olympiad for Juniors. It is the first time that ISK students managed to do it. The second round, a three-hour problem solving session will take place this Saturday, January 13, at the Math Department of the Jagiellonian University. Our students will be competing against 102 students from the whole Lesser Poland region. The best will qualify to the final, third round on the national level. Please, keep your fingers crossed for our students!
Students in Grade 3B have been inquiring into: Life Cycles and Environmental Impacts on Organisms. Students are utilizing the Inquiry Cycle to guide them through the learning process. From tuning in, finding out, sorting out, going further, making connections, and to taking action are just some of the ways they are developing their knowledge.
ISK's 8th grade physical science students have been studying simple machines such as pulleys, inclined planes and levers. The class was given the task to design and construct a Rube Goldberg device using recycled materials. They worked well together and it took a lot of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity to pull this off!
Szlachetna Paczka has begun! For the past 8 years ISK has participated in the Szlachetna Paczka program here in Poland. This is a program that aims to assist families in need all around Poland, and over the years the ISK community has helped numerous families here in the Krakow area. This year, the ISK Learning Treehouse (Early Years and Grade 0), Elementary School, and Secondary will be helping to make this a better holiday season for one family each. Please see the email sent home from Mr. Elkei for more details and a list of the items needed or contact your child's homeroom teacher for more information.