Posts By: David Higuera

NEW BLOG HOME

Our Blog is now fully maintained by our students and collaborators, at http://ideaschoolblog.wordpress.com. Get up-to-date views and reflections on our explorations and learning.  Click on “Read more” to get to the Blog. And don’t forget to leave a question or comment for a response from our students. They’re looking for your feedback! Check out the new Blog… Read more »

CONNECTIONS: 3rd Graders’ Map Exploration

Yesterday, on our way to the library, we each attempted a map of our route. We noted street names and landmarks.   Today we continued our exploration by looking at maps of our city. We worked on measurements, distance and ratios. Our tools included an old road map of Tucson (we discovered that maps change… Read more »

CONNECTIONS: K/1 PVC Pipe Exploration

The K/1 band worked on pvc pipe exploration today. We started by listing our estimates of how many pipe pieces we had in our pile. 100,000,000 or 40?   Then we counted the pipe pieces and divided the total into two piles. We found out that our challenge was to work in groups to connect… Read more »

CONNECTIONS: Welcome to Beveldom

On Friday, we went into the TMA galleries with Marianna to view Mat Bevel’s “Museum of Kinetic Art.” We had a lot of ideas about the art on view… “I think he’s in a wedding” – Baltazar   “It’s a bug fencing” – Ursula   “I think that one shoots out cannons” – Julian  … Read more »

And we’re off!

It has been an amazing two weeks! We have spent most of our time getting to know each other and becoming accustomed to the flow of our day. It has taken us some time to get into the groove of our schedule, but we are settling in, transitions are going smoothly, and we are excited… Read more »

Week 1!

We are settled in and loving every minute of our time together! It’s wonderful to see the kids’ shining, happy faces as they walk into the school in the morning eager to greet friends and begin their day. We begin with opening circle, a time for tradition, song, and meditation — and an opportunity to… Read more »

Our Wish List

We will be providing all of the art/writing/reading/math supplies for our students and there is much to buy. If you would like to contribute any of the following items from our Wish List, please let us know. Thank you! MagnaTile Sets or Metro Mags or any other comparable brand — sold online or locally at Kid’s Center – 1 – 2 Sets of 100… Read more »