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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Dive in and Discover: Around the World

Around the world in 80 days…how about around the world in 5? During Dive in and Discover week, our “Around the World” group travels the world to learn about different aspects of various cultures, such as greetings, games, music, artists, architecture and dance. At the beginning of the week, students learned greetings from around the…

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Dive in and Discover: Under the Big Top

You may have at some point in our childhood, dreamed of escaping into the different and more exciting world of the circus, with the grandeur of the large tents, the delicious treats, and the death-defying tricks. Our “Under the Big Top” group, during Dive in and Discover week, is jumping outside of their comfort zones…

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