Winter Fun and Learning

Winter Fun and Learning

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Kids love winter, and with good reason. For a few weeks in the year snow becomes the magical substance that is a building and sculpting material, ground padding, science experiment material, food (yuck!) and even currency at our outdoor play areas at ISK. The snow brings excitement to our outdoor daily learning. Let it snow!

 

Building Community Through Reading

Building Community Through Reading

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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!

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Grade 10 World War II Exhibit

Grade 10 World War II Exhibit

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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!

Student Spotlight!

Student Spotlight!

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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!

3B Science!

3B Science!

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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.  

In an effort to bring the various investigations to “life”, we have set up a laboratory featuring a Butterfly House with fifteen chrysalis, a Bean Bag observatory to watch beans germinate, and we carefully gathered a variety of organisms from the school grounds to make individual biospheres that simulate earth.  We extended our learning via a field trip to a Butterfly House in November, we explored our neighboring forest to gather specimens and in January we’re visiting the Natural History Museum in the City Center to view living spiders and scorpions. 
 
Thanks to the support of Mr. Radek for securing the chrysalis, the microscopes and for sharing his knowhow.  What’s more we have secured specialists in the field and they are presenting on: Big cats from Africa, photosynthesis, and, of course, fluttering butterflies.
 
These units are far from over as more hands-on experiences are coming to showcase this fascinating world.
 
 

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Grade 8’s Rube Goldberg Project

Grade 8’s Rube Goldberg Project

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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!

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The Sneetches!

The Sneetches!

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Members of the After School Drama club put on a fantastic performance of The Sneetches for the Early Years and Elemetary School. A special thanks to Ms. Nina and Mr. Tucker for all of their hard work, as well as the cast: Andrea, Mahika, Mark, Liudvikas, Jafar, Amelia, Viktorie, Róża and Margit!

 

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