Notes from the Learning Lab

Inquiring Minds Save a Princess (and more)

#42DaysofKind

We are so proud of all of the acts of kindness our kids in the lab have shown over the past 20+ days that we started this project. Please have your child continue to fulfill our #42DaysofKind by doing one small act of kindness each day (and writing in their journal about it). Thank you for helping us spread this important message. Enjoy all of these acts.
Flipagram - #42DaysofKind

Inquiry Workshop

Princess Reputa the Beauta

The students were shocked to hear that they were going to rescue a princess who was locked in a snow castle trapped by a Snow Beast this week. Watch these videos to learn how students approached this problem using the Inquiry Process as they worked collaboratively to deliver a key to Princess Reputa.
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Princess and Monster
Inquiry
Testing
Inquiry
Design Thinking
Princess and monster
More Design Thinking
Princess and Monster
Princess savers

Math Workshop

The Million Dollar Project

Mathematicians used problem solving, budgeting, calculating percents, check writing and more in this special math project this week. Watch the video below as Karlie and Amelia explain exactly how everything worked. Ask your child to show you his or her Million Dollar Project book in Book Creator.
The Million Dollar Project

Fiction Writing

It's a Wrap

Fiction writers this week did a beautiful job of dealing gracefully with something all writers face- a deadline. Each day, writers set goals and met in small groups with students and/or teachers to discuss parts of their writing to revise.


Most of all, writers wrote...and polished for a published piece. These pieces aren't perfect, but they show amazing creativity and imagination. Ask your child to read her or his story over break. We have talented writers in the lab.

Kayla'sStory
Writing Fiction
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Reading Workshop

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We wrapped up this incredible short story. Check out these awesome responses to the book.

Alyssa

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Abby W.

Karlie

Pittman

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Paige

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Creative Independent Book Responses- First, Next, Then, Finally...I Think

Nick

Abby B.

Matthew

Kamden

Jason

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Emily L.

Emily M.

Emily's summary of Guinea Dog

The Sing Along

Believe
Abby's rap
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman

Personal Achievement Awards

Quarter 2 is a Wrap

This quarter, we would like to acknowledge these students for their personal achievement. We are so proud of their accomplishments and hard work and look forward to seeing each student grow in the 3rd quarter.

A Deep Thinker- Abby W.

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A Hero to Younger Students- Bradley

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Choosing Kind- Tommy's Kindness Journal

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Power Writers- Grace, Cristofer, Joseph

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Inquiry Experts- Addy, Ava S., Mason, Adrian, Pittman

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Math Queens- Kaela, Elizabeth, Erika

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Winter Party Fun

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