ISK’s Early Years students have been celebrating the December holidays in a variety of ways. From building their own gingerbread house to singing songs about Santa, they have been super busy getting ready to celebrate. The children have been learning how their classmates celebrate through their project called “The Twelve Days of Christmas:” parents come into the classroom to present the food, festivities and folklore of their home countries The Early Years students wish everyone Happy Holidays!
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. In just 4 class periods plus several additional hours over lunch and recess, they built this amazing machine that spanned 2 classrooms and contained 20 simple machines. The theme was to lead the duck to water. Each pair of students were responsible for designing two machines but the difficult part was to connect each section together so there was one complete machine. They worked well together and it took a lot of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity to pull this off! A special thanks to Ms. Cindy Powell for putting this all together!
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 Early Years, Elementary School, Middle School, and for the first time, High School will be helping to make this a better holiday season for one family each. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher for additional information, a description of the family and the list of items that is needed.
Students in Grade 4 took a field trip to visit the African Museum in Olkusz. Students were given a guided tour of three exhibitions: African culture, fossils, and basket weaving. Additionally, the students participated in a workshop where they learned how to make traditional African masks. A special thank you to Mr. Kuszka and Mr. Ramirez for bringing learning to life!
Our budding scientists in Grade Zero were amazed by what they experienced on our trip to the local science park. They explored laws of physics, optical illusions, sound gardens and labyrinths.The children left the park with lots of questions that they are now investigating back at school.
Please join us for the ISK Fall Festival
Saturday, October 15
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