Great start of the year for JKB!
JKB’s school year started at full throttle. We spent the first week and a half getting to know and respect our new classroom, peers and teachers. The students were great at adapting to the classroom’s and school’s routines.
We also started our “This is Me” unit from our International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). All students had the opportunity to bring photographs of their families and have a “Show and tell” in front of the class. In JKB we foster open-mindedness and encourage students to value all our similarities as well as our differences. We come from different families with different backgrounds and values. We appreciate our own, but also respect and celebrate the values and traditions of others.
We are Enquirers and Risk Takers!
Every week, as an integration of different subjects into our IEYC units, we will be doing STEAM projects. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Students will be given weekly challenges, and in groups, they will find solutions to these challenges. Our first challenge was “The Egg Drop.” We used this challenge to emphasise the fragility of babies, and how to treat them with care to prevent them from “cracking.”
Students were divided into groups and given a limited amount of supplies. They had to collaborate, discuss, and make the best structure to protect their eggs from breaking.
Alexa, Enoch, Amber and Sicilia built the most protective structure!
It has been a great start to the school year!