School News and Views
Our Lower School Student Council, consisting of 15 students in grades 3-5, are involved with various campus projects and activities - from helping with outdoor play spaces, to Monday morning announcements, and working with our faculty.
正规体育投注开户The responses we give to our children’s questioning, even at the youngest ages, can help or hinder their abilities to be inquisitive learners in the future. The theory of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is designed to use positive psychology to ask questions and overcome challenges in order to enhance organizational structures, or in this case, family structure.
Here at ISDenver, we are using this month to open our minds to new ideas and new people. In order to even begin the process of opening one’s mind to change, we first have to acknowledge that it is okay to have some bias, it is okay to be apprehensive, and it is okay to not understand why you think the way you do.
No hablas Español? No hay problema! The Welcome Class is a brand new offering at ISDenver--a small-group learning environment for novice Spanish-language learners entering 3rd to 5th grades. This is an mazing immersive language experience for new students with absolutely no prior Spanish language knowledge. Learn more!
正规体育投注开户On our 5th grade students recently returned from their travels to the countries of their target languages (France, Spain, and China), a highlight of their bilingual, bi-cultural studies. They spent two incredible weeks immersed in the cultures and classrooms abroad, taking part in service activities and culturally relevant projects, and touring the regions!
The qualities of being an IB Thinker go beyond the classroom. They are skills to use in your relationships with friends, in planning a summer vacation, or deciding how to complete weekend chores. These are the skills we challenge our learners with in all of their classes, by connecting critical thinking to having a growth mindset. So how do we foster critical thinking in our children?