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One Small Step for Man

Armed with nothing but their wits, Kindergarten students in P.E. class worked together in teams to hop across space (the lawn) using “gravity tiles” to get from Earth (Little House) to a Satellite (a tree) in need of repairs. Students hopped single file, passing an extra tile from the very back to the front of…

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Dia de los Muertos

This week in Spanish class, Middle School students have been learning about Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday meant to honor those who have passed away. In recognition of this holiday, students decided to build their own ofrenda (alter) in the Middle School quad. Students decorated their ofrenda with marigolds, to cheer up visiting…

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Happy Halloween!

Witches and Legos and Skeletons, Oh My! Keys Lower School and Middle School students came together on our Lower School campus today for our Annual Halloween Parade. More spooktacular parade photos are now available to view on Vidigami. Click here to access the full photo album, download your favorite shots, and add your own photos as well!

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Farm to Table

The Middle School Gardening Club used pumpkins harvested from the Keys vegetable garden to make delicious pumpkin pies for faculty and staff. Yumm!  

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Building A Foundation

First grade students broke off into small groups to practice visualizing addition through various games and activities.  Yael Cushman, First Grade Teacher, and Lani Wenger, First Grade Associate Teacher, use visuals and manipulatives (such as the tens frames shown here) to build students’ conceptual understanding and number sense.  Students here are visualizing how 7+6 can…

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Keys Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

Today the Keys community came together to honor our faculty and staff by hosting a bountiful Farmer’s Market. Keys families donated fresh produce, honey, jams, breads and other assorted goodies to show their love and support of Keys dedicated faculty and staff.

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Feed Your Imagination

The beauty of art is not just about the artist or even the subject matter, but also how art speaks to its audience. But how does an artist draw a viewer into the landscape and story of their art? As Keys fifth grade class recently discovered, by building a 3-dimensional space the audience feels like…

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Makers in the Making

Today, kindergarten students experienced the Keys Lower School Makerspace for the first time. In the spirit of the Halloween season, students constructed finger puppets for their first project. Teachers helped students use hot glue guns to seam the edges of their finger puppets together, and then the students were free to build the rest of…

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Coffee and Conversation: Art at Keys – The Process

Today’s Coffee and Conversation took parents behind the scenes of the arts at Keys School, giving insight into the teaching methods and the creative processes that lead to the spectacular concerts, plays, and art all our parents get to experience during the year. The faculty panel included Jennifer Farnham, Interim Lower School Art Teacher, Angie…

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Blast from the Not-So-Distant Past

Nolan, Keys Alum Class of 2018, returned to our Lower School campus today to volunteer his time to be cinematographer for the fourth grade students “Come to California” projects. After their lessons in persuasive language, students scripted commercials to lure tourists to different regions of California. Students used iPads to record voice overs and film…

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