Elementary School news
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Our second round of parent teacher conferences are on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30. There is no school for students on these days. However, conferences are student-led, so we ask families to bring your child with you to the conferences.
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!
We would like to thank everyone who helped make sure that our literacy to life week went smoothly. Every single one of our students was able to meet our guest author, Kristy Dempsey, and had the opportunity to listen to her speak about her journey to become the author that she is today. In addition to that, we were able to culminate the week with our annual book character parade. We had all sorts of cute creatures walking about our halls last Friday! Lastly, we hosted our first annual literacy afternoon, where parents were able to get a glimpse into what’s been happening in their child’s literacy classrooms. In most cases, the parents were able to walk away with a strategy, game, or idea that they could do at home with their student(s) to reinforce the classroom learning. It was a super busy week, and we are more than grateful for all of the parent help and support from beginning to end – thank you!
The ISP Elementary School proudly presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr. coming in April. To support the production and feature your business in the playbill, please contact Jillian Monaghan via e-mail.