Box Tops Surprise for the Winning Class!

 
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Box Tops and Labels for Education will be collected in Homeroom beginning November 30th until December 11th. There will be a special surprise for the winning class!

One Turkey Race with a Side of Presidential Ham Please!

One Turkey Race with a Side of Presidential Ham Please!

Read more about our Annual Turkey Race and about our HoneyBacked Ham Fundraiser!

Picture Day, just in time for the holidays!

Picture Day, just in time for the holidays!

Picture Day is this Friday, November 20th! Just in time for the holidays. 

Sea World Field Trip Info (K -5th)

Sea World Field Trip Info (K -5th)

K - 5th Graders are going to Sea World on December 11th! Please read here for cost, deadlines and other important field trip information. 

ESTHER Outreach - Elementary Involvement for Thanksgiving

ESTHER Outreach - Elementary Involvement for Thanksgiving

Our Elementary scholars are participating in the ESTHER Outreach to help families in need this Thanksgiving. 

STEAM Lab Reports : Lego Ratio and an Illusion Multiplication Art Activity

The use of legos can be a great math tool that is fun for scholars and actively engages their learning. Our scholars in Ms. G's class delved into much more than math during their Lego Ratio STEAM Lab activity while other scholars enjoyed an art integrated activity with their multiplication lesson. 

 
 

In the Lego Ratio STEAM Lab activity, scholars at One School were able to see the practical use of science, engineering, arts, and math. They first found the ratio of red, blue, and yellow bricks and followed certain directions to build ratios within a building. For the second part of this activity, our creative scholars modeled their own design that was later re-created at a larger scale while developing hypotheses and exercising trial and error tests to find their answers.

Other scholars were introduced to Paul Klee and the art movement of cubism in Ms. G's second activity titled "Illusion Multiplication Art Activity" . In this lesson, the scholars were able to see examples of cubism and tessellations. They were then inspired to create their own version using multiplication and graph paper.   

Check out the scholar driven exploration!

Activity Sheet used for Lego Ratio lesson can be found at this link: 
http://the-tutor-house.com/2013/05/teach-ratio-with-lego-bricks/

Link to teaching steps for "Illusion Math Art" STEAM Lab
http://onehappyartteacher.blogspot.com/2013/04/totally-cannot-take-credit-for-this.html

First Open Mic of 2015-16 School Year

First Open Mic of 2015-16 School Year

Read what our Open Mic is all about and view a recap of last week's performances! 

Mad Science In-Class Workshop

Today was no ordinary day in science class for our 2nd grade scholars. They attended a Mad Science in-class interactive workshop. Our young scholars were actively engaged in problem solving, discovery and exploratory learning as they ventured into the study of our world's ecosystem. The Mad Science hands-on approach is aligned with *STEM objectives. It focuses on stimulating their imaginations using lessons that teaches kids about the fun of science. As always, it is such a joy to see our scholars develop an excitement to understand the world they live in and to marvel at the wonder of life that God has beautifully and intricately designed.

* Learn more about One School's teaching philosophy here.

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Chinese New Year Party Re-cap!

Chinese New Year Party Re-cap!

In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year. At One School, we also celebrated the Chinese New Year! Our scholars were thrilled to experience the beautiful culture and traditions of China.