Mid-Pacific Institute: 1/2 Balubar

1/2 Balubar


Posted on March 16, 2018

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Reading Nonfiction, Reading the World

Posted on March 9, 2018

This week we have jumped into our nonfiction reading unit! Although both fiction and nonfiction books are a part of our classroom library, and the children are encouraged to select a mixture of both during reading time, in this next...

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The Magic of Grandparents Day

Posted on March 2, 2018

Friday's Grandparents╩╗ Day was a wonderful event celebrating the relationship between the children and their grandparents and loved ones. The children squirmed excitedly, peeking out the window, trying to spot their very special guests. At 8:30 sharp, our classroom door...

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Sound Connections

Posted on February 25, 2018

Part of the beauty of learning through an inquiry approach is that the children become the drivers of their own learning. They have a voice in where the study goes and make choices about everything from content to actions. This...

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The Sound of Learning

Posted on February 16, 2018

With the big idea of "developing a reciprocal relationship with place" driving our inquiry further, we have moved from studying how to honor a special place with Hawaiian chanting to studying the sound that is created with our voices and...

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Stepping Up to Book Clubs

Posted on February 8, 2018

We have continued to build the skills needed for collaborative conversations, and have been busy learning about and practicing "The 4 Ps" ("Pausing," "Paraphrasing,"Placing an idea at the table," and "Posing a question"), all which are essential speaking and listening...

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Computer Science and Beyond

Posted on February 2, 2018

We have been incorporating computer science thnking into the curriculum in order to prepare children to be engaged and knowledgeable contributors to the technological world in which we live. Although it is critically important for children of this age to...

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Better Together

Posted on January 26, 2018

This was one of those weeks where there were so many wonderful things happening, it was difficult to select one focus for the weekly blog! Definitely a good problem to have! The two biggest events of the week (continuing our...

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