Elementary Science Olympiad

Our Elementary Science Olympiad Teams recently competed in Des Plaines. Our teams did well. Below are the competitions in which the students were medal winners.

Blue team:
Aerodynamics-Second Place
Crimebusters-Second Place
Junk Cars-Third Place
Metric Mastery-First Place
Starry Night-Third Place

Purple team:
A is for Anatomy-Third Place
Backyard Biologist-Third Place
Bridge or Tower-First Place
Mystery Architecture-Fourth Place
Write it, Do it-Fourth Place

Mathletes in Middle School!

Mathletes has begun in middle school! This rigorous math club is designed to make problem-solving fun, challenge students and encourage playful competition. If you are a middle school student that would still like to join, see Ms. Nayvelt or Mrs. Guillaume!

Learning about Paris

French students recently concluded a unit on Paris by recreating famous monuments with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students presented their completed masterpieces in French to the class by sharing the name, arrondissement, and various activities you can do at each monument! Bravo, les élèves !

Connecting Ancient China to Chicago’s Chinatown

Students in 6th grade have been studying ancient civilizations this school year. Since they are currently studying ancient China, as an extension event, students will travel to Chinatown to visit the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. At the museum, students will learn about the rich history of migration from China to our great city of Chicago through the study of artifacts and oral history.

Following our museum tour, students will tour through Chinatown and visit a local restaurant where they will have the opportunity to try traditional Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine.

Blackhawks First Stride Program

Students in 4th and 5th grade had the opportunity to participate in the Chicago Blackhawks First Stride program. Students arrived to receive their Blackhawk credentials and were taken to the locker room where they found their name on their locker. Students were also taught how to ice skate and participated in classroom activities relating hockey to science, technology, engineering and math.

Science in 4th Grade

The 4th grade participated in the Colorful Chemistry Lab at the Science and Industry Museum! Students observed the different states of matter and learned about chemical reactions. This hands on lesson in a working science lab gave students a formal experience in chemistry using science inquiry.

Beijing Students

Our exchange students from Beijing have had a great time during their visit to Chicago! They have enjoyed visits to the Hancock building, the Art Institute, City Hall, the Chicago History Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. A huge thank you to Ms. Aquino for all her hard work in organizing this exchange and to our host families for generously opening up their homes. We very much appreciate your support!

World Language Buddies

Our 8th graders have started a new program called “Language Buddies”, in which they are partnered with the 1st graders during their language class and help with the language learning. All the students have had a ton of fun so far!

Verb Changes

Some students from room 102 made a verbs charades game to play in Ms. Waters’ first grade classroom. They enjoyed making up the words and even added nouns to challenge them. If the students picked a noun, they had to put it back. This is a picture of all of the students playing the game together. They had a lot of fun acting out action verbs. At the end, all of the students added a verb to the game for next time.

New PE Games

We recently split the PE classes as the Gym is rather small for two classes. Classes rotate between the gym and the “small Gym”. It has been an exciting 5 week’s in PE. Students have been learning new games such as Battleship, Hungry Hungry Hippo and a variety of parachute games. Ask your child what they have been doing in PE. I am looking forward to sharing more new and exciting games with the students!