Learning in Action
Check out our online student portfolio for examples of learning in the classroom.
During the months of February and March, 4th and 5th grade students learned about how to eat healthy food daily, and why it is important for their long-term health. Their challenge was to create healthy, balanced lunch recipes with the help and support of your parents or guardians.
In Mini Art Club, the students studied the artist Jim Dine. He is a living artist who was born in the United States but lives in Europe. We talked about symbols and how people all over the workd recognize what a heart is for. We looked at different example of Jim Dine's work with hearts in them and then created these beautiful hearts. First, we used some primary colors mixed with white to make different shade of pink and painted the hearts. Then, the children used their fingers like stamps and it was very much fun. Last, they traced and colored patterns on their frame. Gorgeous paintings!
In Mini Art Club, the students learned about Cardinals. There are very popular birds in the United States. We also learned that the male cardinals are bright and the female are brown to hide from predators. Students used ink, salt, red paint for the hand print and collage. They painted the background with light blue ink and the cardinals are on a branch on a snowy day. Beautiful work!
Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
Check out some of the Middle School student work in this short video: