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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
Making family artifacts in 2nd-grade
Our 2nd-grade students used maker materials to design and build artifacts about their families.
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/
Happy Mid-Autumn and Mooncake Festival!
Middle school Mandarin students made mooncakes by hand with Ms. Cui to celebrate the holiday. In China, people start preparing for the Mid-Autumn Festival one week in advance. Before the festival day, people visit their hometown to reunite with family. On the day, all family members eat mooncakes under the bright moonlight. Parents buy or…
Experimenting With Density in Science
7th-grade students are learning that density is the amount of mass in a given volume. They applied this knowledge in Ms. Spaeth’s Science class by pouring liquids of different colors and densities together in test tubes and noting what they observed.
Why Are 8th Grade Students Stacking Cups?
In Math class, 8th graders used linear relationships to determine the exact number of cups it would take to reach Mr. Ranney’s height. They had to work together in organized groups to get their answers.