Mid-Pacific Institute: 3/4 Montes

Previous Classroom Updates

A Vibrant Community

Posted on March 4, 2018

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines community as a unified body of individuals with a common character and set of values, who share joint ownership, participation, and social activities. This definition fits Mid-Pacific to a tee. In the last month, we have...

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Gratitude and Happiness: Keys to empathy

Posted on February 18, 2018

This week we wrapped up a PS-12 school-wide focus on empathy and gratitude. This initiative was led by the Mid-Pacific teacher fellows, who work with Research Schools International from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Over the six-week period, students...

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Puzzles: Approaching the OLSAT With a Mindset of Practice and Fun

Posted on February 3, 2018

Many of our students have begun to ask about the upcoming OLSAT assessment. They may have even been talking about it at home. The OLSAT is a standardized test that assesses thinking skills. Unlike many standardized tests that measure...

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Celebrating a Beloved Tradition

Posted on January 28, 2018

Mid-Pacific has many traditions. One of the most beloved is Kite Day. It is a tradition that has been celebrated from the early days of Mid-Pacific. Although the winds were light, it was a beautiful day to fly a...

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Headlines: Grasping the Big Ideas

Posted on January 14, 2018

Inquiry this year has been driven by the thinking and questions of the students. We started the year with a look at the concept of a watershed. Over the course of the semester, the students narrowed their interests into...

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Conferences Are Coming Up

Posted on December 3, 2017

_ Dear Noio Rm. 4 Families, It's hard to believe, but our December student-parent-teacher conferences are just around the corner. Soon it will be the winter break and the holidays! The students have been hard at work reflecting on their...

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The Gift of a Creation Story

Posted on November 25, 2017

A few weeks ago, I received an email asking if I would like to have a familiar friend come share a story with our class. I jumped on the offer. Our dear friend is Mr. Jerry Drino, the grandfather...

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