Elementary School news
International School of Panama’s Dolphins are always up to something good, and we want to share it with you. Catch all the good news and important announcements for our elementary school right here.
In the next month, our elementary team will work on student placements for classes next year. While we do not accept parent requests for teachers, we always invite parents to share information about their children to help us with the placement process. This year we are doing this process electronically. If you want to share information with us, please complete a student information survey. We appreciate your time and participation.
Don't you just love a baked treat? Grade 4 will be hosting a bake sale on Friday, April 28 in the afternoon to raise money for our sister school in El Valle. They need school supplies to help them with their learning. We would like to support them as much as we can. If you would like to help, please stop by outside the PAC from 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Coming soon is our PK 3 and PK 4 art show! Nature inspired art is coming your way. Our artists have gathered natural material from the ground to create their masterpieces, and they are planning and designing wonderful art. Can you guess what we’re creating? Please join us on Friday, May 5 for our amazing art show!
The second grade students were real life problem solvers earlier this year after receiving a video message from their Elementary Principal, Ms. Becky.
In her video, Ms. Becky explained that with such a large campus and limited maps people were always getting lost or were unsure how to navigate the campus.
In true problem-solving fashion, the grade 2 children brainstormed all the ideas they could come up with on how to help the ISP community take full advantage of our beautiful campus. Finally, a consensus was made and the second graders decided a 21st Century, interactive map was needed. They mastered the art of giving concise directions and created annotated videos to add a visual explanation to their words. They also decided that the ISP community would like to know more about each location they would visit, so they carried out research to find out fascinating facts about each location and added this to their videos too. As if that wasn't enough for a 7 year old, they threw in some math facts too!
They pulled all of this together using their fantastic teamwork skills and their tech capabilities to create scan-able signs throughout the school. Now all anyone needs to navigate is a smart phone and a QR code reader! So next time you visit, get scanning!
Be warned, the second graders haven't stopped there when it comes to making a difference at ISP. This semester, they are Going M.A.D again! They are determined to make a difference by helping to make ISP a greener school and have already begun working with the Green Team and brainstorming how they can do this. Watch this space for more information on the M.A.D.ness of grade 2 in action!