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Organic Architecture Home Maquettes Built by 4th-grade

(Photos below) Our 4th-grade organic architects presented their completed Organic Architecture Home Maquettes to lower school faculty, staff, and students. They shared about the organic architecture homes they built and answered questions. Some key points were: The geographic locations of each home (the arctic, desert, mountains/forest, or seaside). The clients each 4th-grade artist had to…

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A Cake Design Contest Brings the Middle School Together

Our fantastic student council members organized a Make, Bake, or Take cake contest. Teachers judged every one of the over twenty cakes submitted by students and evaluated their flavor and creative design. Students were even able to win cakes during the musical cake walk game.

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6th-grade Explores the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

(Photos below) Exploring the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose was an exciting 6th-grade adventure. They enjoyed viewing the impressive collection of Egyptian artifacts and walking the beautiful grounds with Ms. Simpson and our team of teacher chaperones.

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Dia de los Muertos at Middle School

(Photos below) In honor of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), students worked together to decorate our middle school campus Ofrenda during Spanish class. They made pan de muerto and sugar skulls then placed photos of family members on it who had passed. Feliz día de los Muertos!  In Mexico, on the Day…

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What is the Concrete →Pictorial →Abstract Approach to Teaching Math?

Part ONE: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade  Singapore Math is known for being based on decades of research about how children learn mathematics. How does it work? Why has it been so successful in international tests? Let’s take a look at some classrooms: “Concrete” experiences in math class – the use of physical objects Kindergarten: Kindergarten…

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Lower School Campus Buddy Time Begins

(More photos below) Our first lower school campus buddy time of the year was exciting. Students met their buddies, talked, drew pictures, and shared their hopes for their time together.

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Second Graders Building Boats to Float

(Photos below) In Science class with Ms. Tucker, our 2nd graders designed and built boats to float and tested them outside in water containers. Students wrote observations and made drawings in their notebooks on what they discovered.

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Middle school art classes are in full swing

Visual art in middle school is alive with variety and color. Students create everything from self-portraits to caricatures, abstract art and practice painting using warm and cool colors. All students at Keys School take art classes from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

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Animal Portrait Photographer Visits Lower School

Our lower school art teacher, Julien Tomasello, shared the beautiful animal portrait photography of Vince Musi. Mr. Musi visited Keys and gave an engaging artist talk to 3rd graders on photography and his new book “The Year of the Dogs.” You can see more of Musi’s work on his website: https://vincentjmusi.com/

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