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The Beat of Your Own Drum

Through their studies of African drum circles, our second grade students are learning to recognize and follow patterns within music. Each student in the drum circle must follow the specific beat pattern of their section while paying attention to how their section connects with the patterns other sections are following in order for them to…

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Year of The Pig

Today, in celebration of Chinese New Year, Grace Ting, our Lower School Mandarin Teacher, showed her fourth grade students how to make dumplings. Before students began assembling the dumplings they explored their significance, learning how the dumplings’ infamous shape is meant to mirror the ingot, a symbol of wealth in China. No sooner after the…

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Happy Chinese New Year’s Eve

Parents of our kindergarten class joined students today to teach them all about the traditions and symbolisms within Chinese New Year. Students dove into Chinese culture, hearing “The Story of Nian” and learning about cherished customs of Chinese New Year, such as cleaning out your home, the exciting red envelope, the symbol of the pig…

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When Inspiration Strikes

Kindergarten students are researching artists who utilize public art to make powerful statements and increase public awareness. Today students focused on Tyree Guyton, an artist from Detroit, Michigan, who painted on abandoned and deteriorated homes in his local community to help transform his neighborhood back into the beautiful, welcoming place he had remembered. Students are…

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Supporting Refugees

For several weeks, seventh grade students have been conducting research regarding refugees around the globe. They have explored what defines refugee status, UN guidelines as they relate to the establishment of refugee camps, and statistics around the number of refugees that enter into various countries around the globe. Yesterday, students welcomed representatives from 3 non-profit…

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Dive in and Discover: Creativity in the Community

This week Creativity in the Community has been diving into the history of public art, exploring murals in our community and learning from experts about how artists use their craft purposefully as a way to send a message. Students began the week by reflecting on art as it exists in the Keys community. They explored…

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Dive in and Discover: Performing Arts

Lights. Camera. Action! During Dive in and Discover week at Keys, our “Performing Arts” group will explore all facets of theatre, including acting, dancing, costume design, stage make up. Students are using their imagination and step outside of their comfort zones to bring characters and stories to life. Students began this week learning about the…

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Dive in and Discover: Animal Adventures

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears…Oh My! This week our “Animal Adventures” group during Dive in and Discover week will have the chance to create a habitat, sculpt animals, discover new types of animals, learn about the facts and myths surrounding different species, step into the life of an animal, and understand more about what different…

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Dive in and Discover: Just Do It!

They shoot. They score. And the crowd goes wild! Many of us know the rush of watching our favorite team or the fun in playing ball with our friends in the backyard. But what makes a sport a sport exactly? This is the very question our “Just Do it!” group will be probing and exploring…

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Dive in and Discover: Magic and Imagination

Magic is a unique phenomenon in which what our eyes tell us and what we experience are two conflicting narratives. Magic permeates into TV Shows, birthday parties, and even some very popular movies. For teachers who are leading our students in the “Magic and Imagination” group of Dive in and Discover week, magic taps into…

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