Last month, Spanish Middle School students learned about Gracia Festival in Barcelona and created their own neighborhood decorations!
Primary 1 put their engineering skills in gear this week with a STEM challenge! The goal was to make a paper chain taller than themselves. They were given no direction other than the goal, the materials provided, and a ten-minute time-frame.
- 1 piece of construction paper
Problem-solving and design thinking were the focus. Each student made a plan, had fun while doing the activity, and learned along the way!
Design Thinking was the focus of Wednesday’s professional learning. Design Thinking focuses on developing a mindset which is not problem-focused but solution focused. During this session, staff members worked in teams to solve a complex problem to create a more desirable solution. Teachers were highly engaged in the activity and left with ideas on how to use this framework in their classrooms.
Grade 5 Tackles Service Learning Scenarios
During our Monday morning elementary assembly we welcomed Clare Bennett who came to share her wealth of Service Learning knowledge. After a very educational discussion with all of our elementary students Clare led a scenario based problem solving session with the grade five students. The students tackled the problem of how to get more students into classrooms in rural parts of Nepal and the world.
Elementary honor choir students write about what singing in a choir means to them.
Members of the Lincoln Student Leadership Team and THRIVE, a nonprofit organization, pose for a picture. Lincoln partnered with THRIVE last year during Service Nepal to bring solar electricity to a rural village in Northern Nepal. They are currently partnering to brainstorm flood relief efforts and future collaborative projects.
The learning continued throughout Saturday afternoon during the Reading Workshop Institue held at Lincoln School. Lincoln teachers dove deeper into their understanding of the workshop model. Focusing on conferring with students, working on mini-lessons and improving interactive read alouds were several of the topics covered. The institute has been a powerful learning experience for teachers, and the collaborative interaction further aligns our K-8 literacy program.
The Boys Volleyball team started their season off with a home game against club team JVTC of Jawalakhel. Despite close scores, the mighty Snow Leopards took the first two sets. Solid hitting, communication, and blocking kept the team together as they were undaunted by their opponent.
Always learning, always growing! Visiting literacy consultants Scott Riley from Singapore American School and Anne Marie Chow, UWCSEA, seen here, are working with Lincoln teachers from grade P1 to G8. The focus of the two-day institute is on the methodology of Reading Workshop.
As part of the Lincoln School ASA program, students from the School Newspaper Club met for the first time last week. Interviews, articles and interest columns about happenings on campus are being drafted and drawn up for the upcoming first edition of the Snow Leopard Times. Stay tuned!