The Excitement Builds …

April 19, 2013

Organized Madness! Structured Chaos! Buzz! Excitement! I’m sure if you witnessed the 6th Grade hallway this week you’d have some type of similar phrase to describe our final frantic preparations for our Exhibition next week. The last time I saw these kids so excited they were preparing to dance and sing on stage with the […]

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Effective Displays

April 15, 2013
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PYP Exhibition

April 15, 2013

The Exhibition is fast approaching. Please find the invitation here.

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Collapsing the Schedule and Getting Sporty

April 12, 2013

Our collapsed schedule started this week. What this means is that all specialist classes are suspended until the end of next week. Throughout the day, students spend virtually all their time with their groups. They are meeting mentors, researching and analyzing data, setting short-term goals, discussing findings and attempting to draw some conclusions to prove […]

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Exhibition, Probability and Spring Break

March 28, 2013

Short week. Busy week. Students continued digging deeply into their investigations for the Exhibition both independently and in their groups. It’s not always an easy and smooth journey but students are demonstrating resilience and taking on the challenges of the Exhibition. I’m quite proud of how far they’ve come and I can’t wait to see […]

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Flippin’ Discs

March 25, 2013

On the Nrich website, find the Flippin’ Discs problem. You are free to work through the problem with a partner or you may choose to do it alone. You are responsible for all recordings in your Math Journal. Refer to the Probability Posters you’ve pasted in your Math Journals for strategies and appropriate terminology (for […]

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Exhibition Buzz

March 22, 2013

The energy on the 8th floor these days is fantastic. It’s so positive and constructive. Students have been working in their Exhibition Groups and have agreed on their big inquiry questions, lines of inquiry, concepts and supporting questions as they tackle issues ranging from disease pandemics, revolutions, financial crises and developments in weaponry throughout time. […]

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Pi & Pie, Remembering Mr. Dick and Exhibition Time

March 15, 2013

There are some weeks at CDNIS that just feel special, like you wouldn’t dream of wanting to work at or attend a different school. With our official kick-off to the Exhibition, the Alan Dick Memorial Walk and Pi Day, this was one of them. Students began working in their Exhibition groups to establish their essential […]

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Game On!

March 8, 2013

Well, the moment we’ve been waiting for is upon us. Grade 6s will work together on Monday afternoon to decide on their inquiries and get into their groups. By Friday, each group will have come up with a big inquiry question, the concepts through which they will investigate that question and a central idea. For […]

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VIVA!

March 4, 2013
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