World War II Internment Camp Survivor Shares Story at St. Luke School

Rosemary Conroy - 8th Grade Teacher, St. Luke School: The Year 3 Individuals and Societies class had the opportunity to host Kenji and Martha Onishi on Friday. They listened, questioned, made connections and will do a follow up reflection next week. Listening to oral testimony about the Japanese Relocation was a powerful experience and hopefully will reinforce the lessons of tolerance and compassion which are such an integral part of our Catholic faith!

The Water Cycle in a Chicken Box?

Inquiry is a critical component of the PYP (Primary Years Programme) and the teachers at Saint Luke School are changing their pedagogy to support inquiry based learning during, but also outside, the planned PYP units. The students in Mrs. Sheehan and Mrs. Smiths' classes are studying weather. Weather conditions during particular seasons, weather around the world, and design solutions that could reduce the impacts of weather related hazards. During this unit, Mrs. Sheehan and Mrs. Smith have always given their students directions on how to build the water cycle inside a rotisserie chicken container. This year, after thinking of this lesson through the lens in INQUIRY, they changed the lesson

St. Luke Student Interviews former Governor Gary Locke.

This is what the IB, Middle Years Programme Individuals & Societies looks like! As part of a Washington State assessment students were asked to research a native Washingtonian and write about the many ways they had contributed to our community. Zach Frankenberg did just what any IB learner should and took it to the next step. He spent last Monday interviewing former Governor Gary Locke. Personifies what true inquiry is- initiative, curiosity, and follow through!!

Heritage Day in Grades 3 and 4

If you didn't have a chance to stop into the Heritage Day being celebrated in grades 3 and 4 before Christmas break, the pictures are here to help share this great project. Students were studying the global concept, called a 'Central Idea' in the PYP (Primary Years Programme), cultures contribute to the development of communities. This class project allowed students to come together and develop a Heritage Day Festival. In order to complete this, students used information they had learned about a country and (if possible) chose a country that represented their family history. Students were given an opportunity to interview a family member that came from this country if that was feasible opt

January Extension Program Newsletter

Greetings from the extension program staff! Check out the first edition of our monthly newsletter for January! January Newsletter

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