“This morning, group 1 went on a nature hike around Indian Cove and learned all about the native Americans, plants and animals – ecosystem knowledge. Now we are starting our scrambling up gunshot canyon”.
Group 1, Echo Jacoway
The 6th graders enjoyed a warm and sunny day at the park this Monday. I’m posting some more pictures from Group 2 as I was with them after the lunch. Students learnt about desert plants with the instructor, Jackie, and played a few team-building games. At 4pm, it was time to prepare the night, pitch the tent and get diner ready… The firsts night in the desert promises to be a great experience for all!
The 6th graders have arrived at their camp base in Joshua Tree State Park for a while: one group is currently exploring the desert around the camp, with special attention to indigenous plants. Another group is practicing some climbing skills.
Weather update: sunny, not to hot.
Yesterday, all Middle School students took part in an exciting Social Entrepreneur Project under the leadership of Diesa Seidel.
They were placed in groups of 7 to 8 students with the following assignment: invent a socially responsible business idea; choose a social issue that you are passionate about that your business will be dedicated to. Explain what your business does, who will use it, and how it will make a positive difference in your local or global community.
After thorough brainstorming, they compile a Powerpoint or a recording for their presentations in the auditorium.
Congratulations to our winners in the following categories:
Learning to work together is essential, and this program was a perfect opportunity to practice your teamwork abilities.
Thank you to all of you for your inventive and thoughtful ideas that could help promote a better world.
Last Thursday, Marion Addo, our French Language and Literature teacher in 7th and 8th grades, provided Middle Schoolers with the opportunity to interact with younger children in PK2.
Building bridges between big kids and small kids is part of developing stronger ties in the community. The 7thA went in the PK2 classroom to help out their younger peers explore the element Earth.
“I like stone because it’s the hardest” says one girl. “Clay is the most beautiful but chalk is the most colorful” prefers another one. “Dirt is important, it’s where plants grow!” explains a little boy.
With this collection of spontaneous and genuine interactions and words, a play will be written and performed at the Winter show.
During the activity, students connected with each others while enjoying games and working together.
Thank you , PK2 teacher and students, for welcoming us in your classroom!