June 11, 2019

As we wrap up an engaging year in the 5th-grade, it has been remarkable to look back and see how students have taken ownership of their education. From our discussions about autonomous learning during the Global School Play Day to the introduction of independent work b...

June 11, 2019

For the 5th-graders' first semester exhibition, students examined the essential question, "What does it mean to be an explorer?" As part of their inquiry, they brainstormed the many areas, both physical and conceptual, that someone could explore. This included the fron...

May 14, 2019

As we wrap up an engaging year in the 5th-grade, it has been remarkable to look back and see how students have taken ownership of their education. From our discussions about autonomous learning during the Global School Play Day to the introduction of independent work b...

February 23, 2019

This quarter in our theme time, the Clubhouse has been diving into the essential question “how do energy sources impact natural and human systems?” As part of our preliminary content injection, students spent time exploring how various forms of renewable energy are har...

December 2, 2018

"Time to hit the road!", one student exclaimed as the class piled into the twelve-passenger van on their way to explore Olvera Street for the celebration of Día de los Muertos. The excitement was palpable as the students embarked on this new experience into the real wo...

May 4, 2018

During Communication Literacy Paige's group has been engaged in a case study on biographies. The students have used biographies as a way to explore an author's purpose of informing an audience. 

During group debriefs, students observed that biographies do more than teac...

April 2, 2018

Clubhouse students were eager to share all of their hard work at their exhibition!  To conclude their study of the California Missions, students created first person diary accounts, persuasive paragraphs, topographical maps, blueprints, and a model of their own 22nd mi...

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