With less than two weeks left in the school year, student’s are working hard on their final projects and presentations for EOL, Spring Flings or Showcases, and also getting out to enjoy the sunshine! Here are a few snapshots from around our community this week.
To see more of what the students have been working on, come check out these events:
Tuesday, May 30
5:30-6:15 p.m. Seventh and Eighth Grade Exhibition of Learning (EOL)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Middle School Showcase
Wednesday, May 31
8:15-9:00a.m. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Coffee in the Gallery
9:00-9:30a.m. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Spring Fling Performance
Thursday, June 1.
6:30-7:30pm. Lower School Spring Fling Performance
It wouldn’t be the holidays without our students taking the stage to perform holiday classics, seasonal songs and a showcase of their performing arts work over the last semester!
Thank you to all of our guests who joined us for an evening of wonderful talent. We wish everyone a very Happy Holidays!
One of the goals of the Tech Lit program at Westside School is to integrate with classroom curriculums. Here are some examples of projects students have done this year that incorporate class content and technology skills.
Second grade students have spent the year studying, raising and releasing salmon. In Tech Lit students applied their understanding of the salmon life cycle to create their own depiction of the cycle using the app, Animator. Click on the links to see the results!
Students in third grade spent the last several weeks in Tech Lit learning how to create keynote presentations as part of their genre book studies and social studies curriculum. Students created keynote book reports and Native American research reports. Click on the links to see the results!
Throughout the year, fourth grade students have worked on writing in different genres. In Tech Lit students combined their coding and writing skills to create digital fairy tales. Students spent several weeks storyboarding and using Scratch Jr. to create their stories. Click on the links below to see the results!
Singing the Spanish piñata song, “Dale, dale, dale”, Westside School fourth grade students were excited to take turns with the “palo” to hit the piñata! As the dulces landed on the “manta Mexicana” the eager students waited for their turn to gather a fair share of the treats! One piñata, el cerdo gordo, was made by students at Kennedy High School and given to the fourth grade by a Westside School family. The other, el burro colorado, was also a gift from a Westside School family. Muchas gracias!
Last week, Westside School fourth grade students traveled to IslandWood on Bainbridge Island with teachers Amanda, Ryan, Judith and Emily, and Colleen. Students spent the week exploring the forest, marshes, bogs, harbor, and pond.
They investigated aquatic macro-invertebrate populations, harvested food from the gardens, examined water quality, built shelters large and small, created aviary artwork, braved a 70 foot climb high above the tree canopy, and discovered new mammals during the Crepuscular Crawl. What an exciting week of challenging adventures and new friendships!