Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Playground Critters

The Preschoolers enjoyed observing some creepy crawlies during outside play time the other day. Let's listen in and see what they had to say!

S (4 years old): It's like a snail! What is these?

M (5 years old): I find one of these circle slow

B (4 years old): Look at him. He can move. He's showing me what he likes. 

G (5 years old): I see slugs and roly-poly. 

T (5 years old): I see red bugs. 

G: Aren't they so cute? They both want to play with each other!

B: I see slugs and roly-polies and ants and other red things. 

T: It has a lot of legs

G: Let's count. 

T, M, G: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30!

T: He has 30 legs!

Monday, March 16, 2015

National History Day: Los Angeles

Our Intermediate Students went to the History Day LA competition last Saturday, March 14. There were hundreds of contestants from Los Angles County, all sharing their entries about the theme, "Leadership and Legacy in History." Here are some pictures of our students' work. 

Screen Shot from the website project about Steve Jobs, made by our 7th and 8th grade boys:

Our 8th grade girl portraying a Guidance Counselor arguing the impact Shakespeare has made to the world, during her competition in front of the judges:

The display poster made by our 4th and 5th grade girls about Helen Keller. Their project earned a finalist ribbon!

We are so proud of the hard work by our intermediate students. The competition culminated months of research, paying particular attention to primary sources. It was exciting for the students to go and be a part of the "academic dialogue" of this National competition. 

Awesome job, kids!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pop! Go the Preschoolers

Sometimes the best times are the simplest times! 
Here are some friends enjoying the popping of bubble wrap.