Chaos. Frustration. Annoyance. “This is too hard.” These were just some of the thoughts that went through my 5th Graders’ heads as they completed their mini-science fair experiments and Rube Goldberg Machines for our Unit of Inquiry on Forces. But when the students presented their 
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Experiments in ‘Class’ By Kim Ariail One of the most fantastic, gratifying parts of my job is the opportunity to go into different classes and coteach. This allows me to engage and observe the students in different subjects and classroom circumstances. It also allows me 
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Middle School Art: Ibu Dewi Grade 6 students started their semester in Art class with a unit on “Elements of Art and Principles of Design” as the building blocks in the subject. They were introduced to different kinds of lines and learned about colors in 
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Recognizing the Successes As we are approaching the anniversary of when COVID-19 first affected the world, it is common to evaluate what we have lost, forgotten, or given up. It is normal to reflect, mourn, and feel sad. However, this might be a good time 
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Highlights from Elementary School As Kindergarten and first graders continue their inquiry into who stories can be used as a form of expression as they explore the transdisciplinary theme “How We Express Ourselves”, in art class, students have made connections as they drew illustrations of 
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MS Civics: Ibu Wahyu The MS Civics classes study a variety of topics. Grade 6 is now focusing on learning about unity and integrity in the life of the nation and state. Students will know about the meaning and importance of unity and integrity. Students 
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Doing Leads to Learning  In this week’s chatterbox, I will again refer to an article from the Character Lab from University of Pennsylvania Psychology department.  This article by Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance focuses on how purpose and curiosity 
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Highlights from Elementary School The fifth graders have been using a variety of technology tools to demonstrate their creativity and ideas. In the first semester they created videos, presentations, comics, websites, and other projects using technology. During this second semester, they applied what they learned 
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MS PE: Pak Purno and Pak Parno Our middle school PE and Swimming classes remain online. While learning at home is not easy we are pleased that our students are remaining active and healthy. We appreciate our students’ enthusiasm for participating in their sports. PE 
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Our elementary PE classes are still going strong. PE classes typically provide opportunities for students to interact together as they learn the skills of various sports, or as they play cooperative or collaborative games. Although learning PE online, at home is not easy, our students 
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