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KIS students have collectively now read over 1000 books on their Chromebooks!

Students read a story of their choice each day. Stories are divided into 29 levels of difficulty, so each student reads books that are a perfect match for their current reading ability.

Students decided that we would plant carrots, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes in our garden. In preparation for this, students have been studying how to grow the vegetables and what tools we need to use.


プチ劇場 - Reader's Theater

Students practiced the mini play “City Mouse and Country Mouse” today in English class. Students enjoyed taking the different roles of the mice and the cat in the story.

理科 - Preparing to keep pets

Having studied what living things need to survive, KIS students are now ready to keep pets in the classroom.

From a large list of possible pets, students voted to keep fish, tadpoles, shrimp, and possibly clams in a aquarium.

Our class today was devoted to brainstorming how we will construct our aquarium to make sure that the needs of all of the animals are met – including the frogs who will need to be able to leave the water to be healthy.

The conclusion was to put a potted plant in the tank to allow the frogs to leave the water as they desire.

探求学習 - Inquiry Based Learning - Preparing to plant our carrots, lettuce, and tomatoes

As a continuation of our study of how we create healthy bodies, students are preparing to plant their own healthy foods – the class decided on carrots, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes.

In preparation for the planting, we read stories about how to grow vegetables.

健康診断 - Student Physicals

The doctors came to KIS today to check all students heath. Students seemed to enjoy the experience, as did the doctors. Before they left, the doctors commented on how energetic all KIS students are.

IT環境 - Technology in the KIS classroom

Each KIS student has his or her own Chromebook which we use for daily English and math assignments.

This allows us to customize each students’s learning environment to maximize progress and enjoyment.

So far, KIS students have read and listened to over 500 books with their devices!