Blocks are an important part of an Early Childhood classroom. We have them in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, to meet the developmental needs of every child.
Playing with blocks provides excellent learning opportunities for children from problem solving, language and social skills practice, math and science skills development, use of imagination and creativity, just to name a few.
Here are a few examples of how PKA students use this resource imaginatively:
This week, students will educate you on Sea Anemones. Most of us know them from the Finding Nemo movie. Read more about the Sea Anemone from the attached poster created by Grade 12’s Jenny and Luna.
Congratulations to last week’s solvers, Sherry (Grade 12) and KyuBin (Grade 9). It is amazing that they were able to solve such a high level question. The answer was -3. This week’s problem is just as difficult. Students who solve the problem will receive an award from Mr. Troutman. Good luck!
13 September is Roald Dahl’s birthday and the day when children, schools, libraries, and bookshops all around the globe celebrate his wonderful work. This date is now known as Roald Dahl Day.
Dahl was the man who made childhood more colorful when he introduced the Twits, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, and other texts.
Of course, TIS Library joined the world in celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2017! In fact, we had scrumdiddlyumptious activities for the kids in Primary School! We watched the life story of Roald Dahl in BrainPop and learned what influenced him to write children’s books. Then, we all did “Kahoot!,” a fun and interactive app in answering questions about Roald Dahl. Everyone had a fantastic time!
It was indeed a splendiferous, gloriumptious, and whizzpopping Roald Dahl 2017! –Mr. Ricky
In AP Psychology, one of the most difficult challenges is remembering the parts of the brain and their function. Recent research has shown that drawing what you are trying to remember is the most effective way to store it in your long term memory. It is not the artwork itself that triggers your long term memory, it is the process of deciding what to draw that is most meaningful. Some student artwork is highlighted in the included posters.