I See, I Think, I WONDER

Next week, the 1-5th grades will go to see the movie Wonder. In leading up to our class trip, the second and third grade class had a challenge to express what they though the word ‘wonder’ actually means. When I asked: What is ‘Wonder’? some of the responses were: Wonder is like magic! It can…

Tartu International for Culture

How do we express ourselves? This alone is a difficult question to answer. It is even more difficult to consider questions such as: Do others understand how I feel based on my actions? Can I recognize when someone else is expression themselves? How can I respond when I see that a family member, friend, or…

The Science, English, and PSHE of FOOD!

See how the 2nd and 3rd grade class learned about charities (giving and donating), planning an experiment, and a bit of English on the side while making HOT COCOA!

Incorporating Culture and Kindness into the Classroom

The themes WHO WE ARE and WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME are not just curriculum based, but they are guiding points for helping students feel comfortable and empowered in their school; especially if it happens to be an international school. Based on the activities and events of last week, students began to see…

Landforms as a Cross-Disciplinary Topic

As we continued learning about landforms and bodies of water and repeating the ones we already know last week we mixed it up a little bit by using these landforms to learn different subjects. The first subject was spelling: Since our school is hosting it’s first spelling bee, our class practiced the format of spelling…

Reflecting and Moving Forward: “Who We Are”

Now that we are well into the second theme of our curriculum “Where we are in place and time“, it is time to reflect about what we have accomplished. The last theme, Who we are, placed a lot of emphasis on learning how unique we all are and understanding that being unique is ok! We…