Year 3 have been exploring the water cycle in their Unit of Inquiry. Last weekend, the children made and observed their own water cycles that they made using a plastic bag and water.
Remotely Inspiring Students
Following a decision by the Italian government to temporarily close all schools in Italy in response to the Covid-19 outbreak until September 2020, Rome International School students are continuing their education online.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Year 7 Nature Photo Competition!
The transition from school to remote learning has been challenging. However, our students have taken it in their stride and they have managed to adapt incredibly well.
This week Ms Buccedi was supposed to start Year 3 on their next Unit of Inquiry related to water. As usual, Ms Buccedi researched which resources would stimulate questions and encourage discussion on where we can find information about this topic. As it sometimes happens, Ms Buccedi wasn't able to lead the conversation to the topic because the children had the urgency to talk about something more important for them. Coronavirus is a topic they are listening to very much during this period and they were full of questions that they wanted answers to.
On Wednesday 20th May, as part of World Bee Day celebrations, Year 5 students were excited to interview a beekeeper - Mr Vanneste - all the way from Belgium! Students were very inquisitive and planned their questions in advance.
In my years of teaching I have seen many students who have been born with the gift of intelligence. How they use this gift (and it is a gift) differs greatly. Here are some examples.
The Arts theme this year from Globeducate is 'Dreams' and Year 10 students have been investigating Surrealism. Year 10 have been examining the key features of one of the most renowned artists of the surrealist era, Salvador Dali. At home, they have been exploring how to use graphic materials for tone, shading, texture, shape, colour and contrast, to develop visual ideas to make their own surreal imagery.
In Kindergarten we started this week with a special Lego day. Kids love playing with Lego and that way they acquire all kinds of skills, such s pre-math, fine motor skills that are important for writing later on, and solving a puzzles. They also learn to be creative and they have a great sense of accomplishment once they finish something.
This year Ms Fowler's students in Year 6 have been working on the Exhibition in a virtual way. They have done a lot of research in order to become more knowledgeable about their chosen topics.
Valentina, Ian and Shahrum in 6K didn't let the virus get in the way of their Exhibition! Valentina wanted to share her passion for Minecraft and teach children from years 4,5 and 6 all about the game. Shahrum and Ian chose to teach other children some of their skills and knowledge about Basketball! They all carried out interesting and interactive lessons for their peers. Well done!